An introduction to the Kitt Peak National Optical Astronomy Observatory. Information about the science center and the telescopes as well as the Steward Mirror Lab. If you have not seen the tour of the Mirror Lab, it is worth the trip. Currently, the lenses that are being made for Chile take about 2 years to perfect.
Editor's Note: Sadly, Rich Fedele passed away September 2, 2014.
I thought our grandchildren might enjoy a nighttime astronomy program so when Groupon offered half-price tickets to the Sky Center atop Mt Lemmon, I snapped up five and made reservations for late August when our 14.5 and 16 year-old grandsons, Morgan & Jon, where scheduled to visit here for a few weeks.Continue reading