Kitt Peak hosts Meteor Mania

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This year Mother Nature is putting on a spectacular fireworks show. Travel far away from the city lights to view a spectacular meteor shower under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak, a national observatory.

Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the morning as to observe one of nature’s most spectacular cosmic shows. Learn about meteors, comets, meteor showers, and touch an actual piece of an asteroid. Go to Noao.edu/outreach/kpvc/meteor-mania.php for important information.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Return shuttles to the parking area will run from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Registration is available now and cancelations will be accepted until 48 hours prior to the program date without a $20 penalty. Bad weather waives any cancellation fee.

  • $45 Adults
  • $25 Children and Teens (8 -16 years )
  • $40KittPeakMembers

For more information or to register email Robert Martino, Program Coordinator at martino@noao.edu for easier response.

The Kitt Peak National Observatory is located atop a 6,875-foot Sky Island mountain on the Tohono O’odham Nation, 56 miles southwest of Tucson. The National Observatory is a complex of 25 optical and two radio telescopes managed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), with funding from the National Science Foundation.

It is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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