Tag Archives: Arizona

Caverns and Cowboys

The science was concluded… today (Friday 27th February 2105) was about being a tourist with visits to Kartchner Caverns and Tombstone….

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Oreos and cosmology, mirrors and Mars, and a very chuffed husband!

We packed a lot into Thursday 16th February: Cosmology lecture, Lunar and Planetary imaging, a visit to Lunt, the Mirror Lab, amazing images of Mars, a meal with the UofA astro club and finally some observation….

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A dangerous hole in the ground, a very big mountain, and a HUGE telescope

Today (Wednesday 25th February 2015) we went down into a hole at the Titan Missile Museum and up a very big mountain (Mount Hopkins) to see the huge mirror in the Whipple Observatory….

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Awesome day – BIG telescopes, Snow and Desert Rain

This was my highlight day (Tuesday 24th February) as we visited the Kitt Peak National Observatory site.  I had to keep pinching myself to remind myself it was real.  As the strap line says ‘The Kitt Peak Experience…Like No Other’

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Lots of flying things….. but the humming birds were best!

A day of contrasts (23rd February 2015): planes, planes and more flying machines in the morning at Pima Air and Space Museum, followed by natural flying machines and wonders at the Senora Desert Museum in the afternoon…

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A Set From A Sci-Fi Movie? No it is Biosphere 2

Today (22nd February 2015) entailed a trip up into the mountains to visit Biosphere2 – another part UA Science.  It felt more like a trip to a Sci-Fi movie, but we soon learnt that this was really one big laboratory…

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Familiarisation, wonder and Gentle Ben’s….

The first official day of the Field Trip (21st February) was a familiarisation with the UofA (University of Arizona) Campus and surroundings (and eateries!), and the Museum.  It was quite an eye-opener…

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Astro dealers, Wildlife, and Raith Rovers!

The highlights of today (20th February 2015) were a trip to Starizona to talk to Dean about all things Hyperstar and a lovely wildlife walk in Catalina National Park,…… the most bizarre thing was watching Raith Rovers in an Italian restaurant in Tucson!

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