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Smithsonian Lecture Series on Astronomy – February 5, 2020

Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Dante Lauretta, Principal Investigator for OSIRIS-REx from the Lunar Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona, is the invited speaker for this upcoming Smithsonian lecture series. This lecture will be held Wednesday, February 5 at the Green Valley …

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Smithsonian Lecture Series on Astronomy – January 25, 2020

Dec 02, 2019

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is celebrating 50 years of New Vistas in Astronomy lecture series. The first lecture will be with Bro. Guy Consolmagno, Director of Vatican Observatory. To celebrate their anniversary, they have invited speakers from across Southern Arizona’s …

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MMT Observing Schedule: August – December 2019

Sep 10, 2019

The observing schedule for August-December 2019 can be found here.

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MMT Observing Schedule: May – July 2019

Apr 03, 2019

The observing schedule for May – July 2019 can be found here.

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Science Saturdays at FLWO

Mar 05, 2019

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory presents Science Saturdays! Activities are FREE and fun for all ages! They are offered the first Saturday of each month at the FLWO Visitor & Science Center. Next Science Saturday will be offered April 6, …

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Update on Tours

Mar 04, 2019

Due to road construction on Mt. Hopkins Road, tours at the Observatory will resume May 8th, 2019. When operating, tours are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and require advance reservations. In the meantime, check out FLWO Science Saturdays

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Crab Nebula Pulsar captured- see the videos!

Feb 26, 2019

In January 1969, astronomers at Steward Observatory were the first to detect the optical flash from a pulsar, observing the Crab pulsar with a photon-counting detector. In January 2019, near the 50th anniversary of this discovery, Steward astronomers, testing …

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MMT 40th Anniversary Symposium and Celebration

Feb 25, 2019

We’re very excited to announce the MMT Observatory’s 40th Anniversary Symposium and Celebration to be held May 14-16, 2019 in Tucson. Please consider joining us! More information can be found here.

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MMT Observing Schedule: January – April

Feb 23, 2019

The observing schedule for January – April 2019 can be found here.

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UPDATE Km 18.5 Road Stabilization Project

Feb 15, 2019

Phase II of the road stabilization project is underway with major interruptions. Heavy machinery is being used while they repair and pour concrete on the road. All vehicular traffic is unable to cross until further notice. Coordination with staff …

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