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.
The bus will pick up first at Desert Diamond Casino and Hotel at 4pm. The bus will be at the hotel entrance side.
The second pick up will be at Courtyard Marriott approximately 4:15
The third pick up will at the Best Western approximately 4:30
Any updates will be posted here. Remember to bring warmer clothing for the mountain top.
Any questions text me 860-908-3853
Come experience this amazing two night astronomer guided exploration of the Milky Way Galaxy! Your 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 telescope and astronomy program. The cost for the tour is $275 per person.
Here is the itinerary!
Friday September 27th
Arrive at your hotel any time during the day. The 3 hotels the bus will be picking up at are:
Desert Diamond Casino and Hotel, Tucson, AZ (now full)
Best Western Tucson Int'l Airport
Courtyard Marriott Tucson Airport
Between 7:00 and 7:30 pm Friday, 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 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 hotels. 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. Please make your tour payment as soon as possible to secure your space, before we are full.
The hotel and transporation to Tucson 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 to the events, tour host, astronomy program on the first night ( laser guided program ), one dinner on the second night, and the Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program. The cost for the tour is $275 per person. As soon as I receive your payment I will secure your seat(s) for the Kitt Peak Observing Program. There is a 95% chance of mostly clear skies on any given day in Tucson in September. Make sure you like 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.