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Meteor Mania at Kitt Peak

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October 22, 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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2014 could very well be called "The Year of the Meteor Showers!" Observe these spectacular natural fireworks shows at Kitt Peak National Observatory and, just maybe, get to observe a Meteor Storm (with over 1,000 meteors per hour). Travel far away from those annoying city lights to view these meteor showers under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak.

On October 22, see the Orionids -- a steady, reliable shower year after year, with a respectable Zenith Hourly Rate (ZHR). These meteors also come from Halley's Comet, but from the more recent past than the Eta Aquarids.

Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the morning as we observe some 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. Reservations required.