Tucson General Info
Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:24 AM
Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:10 PM
It looks like I'll be seeing you guys in November! Now the wait begins...
Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:59 PM
Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:39 AM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:38 AM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:23 AM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:07 PM
Since this is big sky country, you'll never get lost because you can see the different mountain ranges no matter where you are in town. So, the low and jaggy Tucson mountains are to the West, the tall Catalina mountains start after an obvious notch to the northwest and continue across the entire north of town, the greener and least jaggy Rincon mountains are to the East, and the distant point with a set of lower points on the right side of the Santa Ritas is to the South. The main city is basically a grid, so navigation is very possible.
Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:44 PM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:33 PM
Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:31 PM
Coming from the gulf coast, all of this is big sky country.
Tell me about it. My home is 26' above sea level.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:24 PM
In a way, this place is the near opposite of going somewhere like Manhattan or LA where everything man-made in the world really is available. I'm therefore trying to make sure people are aware of what is here they won't see elsewhere. I know a lot of conferences are set up to purposely keep people there and away from the outside world. But this one isn't like that.
Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:56 PM
Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:31 PM
Kitt peak- about an hour out, has day and night programs (not for the advanced observer).
Mount Hopkins- about an hour south on I-19, has striking scenery, visitor's center has a guided tour up the mountain.
Large Binocular Telescope- this is 2 hours out, so it's a bigger deal, and requires reservations.
Actually, it is a 2.5 hour drive to Safford. Then, another hour to hour and a half up Mt Graham to LBT. So, plan well. Thanks