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Meteor Mania at Kitt Peak

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May 05, 2014
Event Location: S. R. 86 (Ajo Way)/Junction 386, Tucson, AZ 85726
Venue: Kitt Peak National Observatory
Time: From: 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Admission: Reservations required 520-318-8726. Adults $45, Kids (ages 8-16) $25, Tribal Members Free
Phone: 520-318-8726
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Watch Mother Nature's summer fireworks show at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Travel far away from the city lights to view Eta Aquarids, a dependable shower that hasn't been viewed before at Kitt Peak.  The meteors are pieces of Halley's Comet that broke away from the comet's nucleus several hundred years ago.   Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the morning to observe one of Nature's most spectacular cosmic shows. Learn about meteors, comets, meteor showers, and touch an actual piece of an asteroid. Refreshments will be provided. Adults and families with children 8 years or above are encouraged to attend. The weather will be a bit warmer this time of year (On the day of the program, Kitt Peak will make a "weather call" and determine if the program will proceed as scheduled).