On, Sat. July 2nd the Activities Team is going to the Kitt Peak Observatory! Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Basically, it is a very advanced telescope and one of the best in the United States!
Kitt Peak is at an elevation of 6,875 feet above sea level. Mountain temps vary considerably from the desert floor by 15 to 20 degrees and it is often windy, so please dress warmly.
We will take a special group tour, looking at the stars through the telescope, exploring the observatory, and this also includes dinner after sunset. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the cosmos, practice English,
We will meet in front of the CESL building at 4:00pm, please be on time! It is a little over one hour to drive there. Due to the size of the tours allowed, this event is limited to 15 participants, so please register early. Also, since we must pass through a Border Patrol checkpoint on the way there and back, you MUST bring your passport and I-20 with you if you're not a US citizen. Thanks!