Kitt Peak Observatory Visitor Center and Museum

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Program Description

CELEBRATION OF SATURN

 

 

This year, why not give your Mother a ring for Mother’s Day? A ring over 80,000 miles wide!

 

Riding high in the sky at midnight, the most beautiful planet of all graces us with its beautiful butterscotch glow. Come and see it with us! Legend, Lore, History and Science all blend together in this special presentation to welcome the Solar System’s most memorable member back to our spring skies. Saturn will be a favorite object to observe for many weeks to come in our Night Observing Program, but this program is focused on it almost exclusively.

 

Adults and families with children are encouraged to attend. Minimum age is 6 years old.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: This year there will be a conjunction of Saturn and the full Moon just three days after Mother’s Day. So we’re going to run Celebration of Saturn a second time just for fun! We’re calling it “Saturn II - Conjunction Version,” and it will be held on Wednesday the 14th.

 

Reservations required. A boxed dinner will be provided.

 

 

TWO DATES THIS YEAR!

 

Sunday, May 11th (Mother’s Day)

Wednesday, May 14th (Saturn II - Conjunction Version)

 

TIME:

 

4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 

LOCATION:

 

The Kitt Peak Visitor Center

 

 

COST:

Adults $45
Members $40
Kids (ages 6-16) $25 
Tohono O'odham Tribal Members Free

 

 

REGISTRATION:

 

Call (520) 318-8726 to register.

            (Limited to 25 people, so call right away!)

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

 

You may cancel at any time up to 48 hours prior to the program date without any penalty. A $20 per person cancellation fee will be charged for those who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the program date. If we are forced to cancel the program ourselves, you will not be charged anything.

 

On the day of the program we will make a “weather call” and determine if the program will proceed as scheduled or not. Assuming the weather cooperates, the per-person fee will be charged automatically at this time. You will receive a copy of your receipt at check-in time.

 

If a last-minute emergency or other situation comes up so that some or all of your group cannot make it, please let us know as soon as possible. It may save you money, and will allow us to fill the empty space with others from our waiting list.

 

We are very sorry, but this program is not handicapped accessible. You must be able to climb one flight of stairs and spend at least 1/2 hour standing on your feet.

 

PLEASE DO:

 

        DRESS WARM! Hats gloves scarves closed shoes and layered clothing required! It can still be VERY COLD on Kitt Peak in early May! Thermal undergarments would also be very useful on this night.

 

PLEASE DO NOT:

 

         Bring weapons, alcohol, or pets.

         Use cell phones, white lights, or green lasers while on the Mountain

 

 

Questions:

email Bob Martino, the Program Coordinator at: martino@noao.edu

Or call (520) 318-8736

(It’s easier to reach me via email than by phone. Please do NOT call or email the Program Coordinator if you just want a reservation! Call the Registration Number listed above.)

 

 

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Please call 520-318-8726 with any questions that you may have.