Reporter - Jeff Beamish

May 5, 2014 8:43 AM by Jeff Beamish

Kitt Peak hosts Meteor Mania tonight

KITT PEAK - Come witness Mother Nature's spectacular fireworks shows! View an exquisite meteor shower under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak Observatory.

Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the morning as we observe one of nature's most spectacular cosmic shows. Learn about meteors, comets, meteor showers, and touch an actual piece of an asteroid. Bring the kids and dress warm!

Date: Monday, May 5th 2014
ETA: Aquarid Meteor Shower
Time: 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM (Return shuttles to the parking area will run 1:00AM and 2AM)
Cost: $45 Adults $25 Children and Teens (8 -16years) $40 Kitt Peak Members
Call 520-318-8726 or go to www.noao.edu/outreach/kpvc/classes.html to make your reservation today! (48 hours cancellation policy applies prior to the program date without a $20 penalty. Cancellation fee waived due to bad.)

If you have any questions call 520-318-8736 or email Robert Martino, Program Coordinator: martino@noao.edu for easier response.

About Kitt Peak
The Kitt Peak National Observatory is located atop a 6,875-foot Sky Island mountain on the Tohono O'odham Nation, 56 miles southwest of Tucson. The National Observatory is a complex of 25 optical and 2 radio telescopes managed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), with funding from the National Science Foundation. It is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The Kitt Peak experience is truly like no other, its unique programs and public access makes Kitt Peak one of the true gems of Southern Arizona, affording more than 50,000 visitors annually the opportunity to learn about the science, history, and mission of astronomy right where it happens.

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