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  • Stargazing at Historical Canoa Ranch - Feb. 23

    F.L. Whipple Observatory brings you Stargazing at Canoa on Friday, Feb. 23. There will be a presentation at 5:30-6:30 by Dr. Gilbert Esquerdo on "The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite." Stargazing will follow from 6:30-8:30pm (weather permitting), courtesy of the Sonora Astronomical Society. The Ranch is located south of Green Valley, following the Canoa Ranch Dr., exit 56, off I-19. A map and more details can be found here.

  • MMTO at the Tucson Festival of Books!

    Stop by and visit us at the Tucson Festival of Books on Sat. & Sun., March 10 & 11! We will have a booth in Science City located on the east portion of the UA mall. Take a virtual tour and also learn more about current research being conducted with our 6.5-m telescope. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Smithsonian Lecture Series on Astronomy - 2018

    Join us for the 48th year of this lecture series held on Wednesdays at the Green Valley Recreation Center at 9:00am. Each lecture is 45 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer period. All lectures are free and open to the public. Click here for the dates and the list of speakers and their topics. We hope to see you there!