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Kitt Peak National Observatory
Visitor Center and Museum

Public Programs for May, 2007


Friday, May 4

Family Astro: Night Sky Adventure

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, 85719

Reservations at 318-8440, limit 20 participants

Cost is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors 62 and over, children under 16, and military with ID, $8.00 for members with current membership card.

An event for the whole family, Night Sky Adventure introduces guests to the night sky with hands-on activities that make astronomy a fun family pastime long after the event.

Friday, May 11

Clues to The Constellations

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, 85719

Reservations at 318-8440, limit 20 participants

Cost is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors 62 and over, children under 16, and military with ID, $8.00 for members with current membership card.

Learn the stories behind the visible constellations, learn how to use free astronomy software to increase your knowledge of the constellations, and enjoy a hands-on activity.

Saturday, May 19

Stars and Music—featuring Tucson Jr. Strings Quartet

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Reservations at 318-8726

Cost is $10.00 or $8.00 for members with current membership card.

Arrive in the picnic area at 7:00, spread out a picnic lunch if you like, and wait for the sun to go down. After watching sunset you will be entertained with an hour of music. When the music ends and the stars have come out, attend an hour-long star party. View celestial wonders through a variety of amateur telescopes. You won’t want to miss this unique event.

Friday, May 25

Lunar Adventure

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, 85719

Reservations at 318-8440, limit 20 participants

Cost is $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors 62 and over, children under 16, and military with ID, $16.00 for members with current membership card.

The Moon has intrigued people for thousands of years. It has been the subject of study and speculation; we have imagined the likeness of humanity in its surface features and sent humans to explore its surface. It has inspired scientists and poets, and both changes in the tides and changes in human behavior have been ascribed to its influence. Now the National Optical Astronomy Observatory offers you the chance to explore the Moon with our Lunar Adventure program. The program includes:

Saturday, May 26

Junior Astronomers—ages 5 to 9

Kitt Peak National Observatory
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Reservations at (520) 318-8726

Cost is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for junior astronomers, seniors 62 and over, students, and military. $8.00 for members with current ID card.

Young children ages 5 to 9 are just as fascinated as everyone else is with objects in the sky. Unfortunately they have trouble staying up to observe the many celestial wonders in the night sky, so they can’t take advantage of our Nightly Observing Program. This program gives those junior astronomers a chance to observe solar system objects at a time that is more comfortable for them. In addition junior astronomers and their parents engage in hands-on activities designed to increase their understanding of the objects being observed: the Sun and the Moon.

Let your junior astronomers explore their universe at Kitt Peak and still get a good night’s sleep.


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