Check out this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) taught by Dr. Chris Impey from the University of Arizona.
Each night the majestic Whirlpool Galaxy (in collision with its neighbor) is shown as part of the SkyNight experience. Through the 0.8m Schulman telescope, the largest dedicated public telescope in the southwest, you can easily see the spiral structure of these luminous galaxies that are 30 million light years away!
SkyNights StarGazing program is back in full swing bringing you the marvels of the Universe with the largest public viewing telescope in the Southwest. Join us for a comfortable and easy to understand evening which is fun for all ages!
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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter’s SkyNights: Astrophotography program is a unique and awe-inspiring opportunity to peer beyond the blue horizons of our southwestern skies and explore the astronomical wonders of the Universe. We’ll not only be looking through the telescope but also capture the views using a CCD camera.
Renown astrophotographer, Adam Block, will take you through the process of how he creates these amazing images that have earned him worldwide recognition. During this six hour program you will navigate the night sky with binoculars and skycharts then gaze at spectacular planets, galaxies, and nebulae with our 32-inch Schulman Telescope. This telescope is the largest dedicated public observing telescope in Arizona. You will partake in the process of creating images that you have just viewed that will subsequently be made available to you.
February 1st, March 8th, April 12th 2013
$75/person ($35 for youths)