Stargazer LbNA # 11430
|Owner||Kristal & Ron|
|Placed Date||Oct 6 2004|
|Last Update||Jul 19 2014|
Kitt Peak in Southern Arizona has the largest collection of telescopes in the world. It is open 9am-3:45pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. A map for self-guided tours is free, or the hour-long guided tour is $2 and leaves three times daily. We placed this box on our way to attend the Nightly Observing Program (NOP). For $36 (discounts for students and seniors) you get a box meal while watching the sunset, instruction on how to find heavenly objects using star charts and binoculars, and several hours in one of the telescopes looking at far-away worlds. We were completely WOW-ed and highly recommend this experience! For more information, call (520) 318-8726 or go to www.noao.edu/kpno/
TO THE SITE:
From Tucson, take I-19 south to the Ajo Way exit. Go West on what is now Route 86 for 38 miles to the Kitt Peak turn-off. Go up the mountain for 11.5 miles to a large scenic overview pull-out on your left. (No need to watch your odometer - the roadside mile markers will count it off for you.) If you see the 6750 ft. elevation sign, you've gone too far.
TO THE LETTERBOX:
From the red/white/blue trash can, go 36 paces due East. Raise a hand over your head and wave at us... we can see you from our workplace in Tucson! Now follow the curb on your right 40 paces to a blue sign. Standing under the sign, look for a tree growing out of a rock at 140 degrees from North. The Stargazer is at the base of this tree, under a pile of rocks. Please be careful climbing around near the edge of the cliff!