Kitt Peak 9/27/19 - 9/28/19
Kitt Peak Tour For One Person.
Friday September 27, 2019 and Saturday September 28, 2019. This is a complete guided 2 night tour including bus transportation, admission to observatory, dinner, telescope viewing, astronomer, and a laser guided constellation program! The first night will be at Oracle State Park - an international dark sky park. The second night will be at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Friday September 27th
Arrive at the hotel any time during the day. Desert Diamond Casino and Hotel, Tucson, AZ
The hotel and airline are your responsibility so make reservations as soon as you can after you make your tour payment. The tour payment will secure your reservations with our group and includes buses, tour host, astronomy program on the first night ( laser guided program ), one dinner on the second night, and the Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program! September 27th- bus picks us up from the hotel - We arrive at Oracle State Park at 8:30 pm.
Oracle State Park was designated as an International Dark Sky Park in 2014. This prestigious designation recognizes Oracle State Park as an exceptional place to view and contemplate the wonders of our night sky! From 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm we will watch the Milky Way ( like you have never seen before). The Milky Way in this kind of dark sky is amazing and has a marbled look! I will guide you through the sky with a laser pointer and discuss the galaxy, stars and constellations. In these very dark skies we will likely see many meteors! This will be a spectacular evening! 11:30 pm - We depart to return to hotel.
Saturday September 28th
Sleep in and relax! Enjoy the casino or pools! Brag to people about the amazing Milky Way Galaxy and meteors you witnessed the night before! We have a Facebook Page so everyone can know what is going on in case people have suggestions, want to post pictures, have questions, or want to get together to explore or have lunch, etc. I will post any information our group needs on this page. Saturday, September 28th, 4:30 pm - Bus picks us up at the hotel. Bus arrives at Kitt Peak National Observatory at 6:00 pm! https://www.noao.edu/kpvc/Prog/nighttime.php
10:30 pm - We depart to return to hotel.
Notes: Do not make reservations at Kitt Peak. I will do this for you once I see your payment come through. There is a 95% chance of mostly clear skies on any given day in Tucson in September. Payment for this tour is refundable up to June 10th. Make sure you say hello and follow our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ExploreTheStarsCT/
This will be our means of communication as a group, but you can also contact me directly. You can text, call or email me.