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The Rincon Rotary Club presents its 7th annual chocolate competition where you're the judge. Delight in chocolate creations f...more
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The Arizona Repertory Singers (ARS) presents a tribute concert, How Can We Keep From Singing, honoring the late Dr. Jeffry A....more
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2015 Travel Guide
science and tech

Space, Science & Technology

Be Sure to Pack Your Thinking Cap

With the country's biggest optics program, the #1 space program ranked by the National Science Foundation, and one of the top overall science colleges in the world at our University of Arizona, Tucson is still a pioneer town, but now we mine cutting-edge knowledge instead of ore.

We're also home to Davis-Monthan Air Force base, and the rows and rows of planes at the adjacent Pima Air & Space Museum offer one of the deepest dives into aerospace history you'll ever find.

Telescopes top our mountains, taking advantage of Tucson's clean air and clear, dark skies to make us the "astronomy capital of the world." What does that mean? Reserve your spot in the 5-hour SkyNights program at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter and find out as you see the universe in a way most people never will.

Back on Earth, the Titan Missile Museum offers a fascinating look back at the Cold War. And Biosphere 2, which made history as Earth's first self-contained biome, now invites the public to learn more about its innovative research on climate change and other vital science topics.

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Arizona Star Tours, LLC

Address: Tucson, AZ 85704
Contact: Ben Loker
Title: Owner
Phone: (520) 668-1871

Biosphere 2 - University of Arizona

Address: 32540 S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle, AZ 85623
Phone: 520-838-6200
Fax: 520-838-6162

Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

Address: 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Contact: Rosie Mankel
Title: Program Coordinator
Phone: 520-621-4516
Fax: 520-621-8451

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Address: S.R. 86 (Ajo Way)/Junction 386, Tucson, AZ 85726
Contact: Nanette Bird
Title: Acting Director/Administrative Manager
Phone: 520-318-8726
Fax: (520) 318-8469

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

Address: Mt. Lemmon, AZ
Phone: Information/Reservations: 626-8122

Pima Air & Space Museum

Address: 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85756
Phone: (520) 574-0462

Planetary Science Institute

Address: 1700 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Ste. 106, Tucson, AZ 85719-2395
Phone: (520) 622-6300
Fax: (520) 622-8060

Spencer's Observatory

Address: 2720 S. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85735
Phone: (520) 578-6085

Steward Observatory Mirror Lab

Address: 933 N. Cherry Ave., N208, Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: Information/Reservations: 626-8792

Titan Missile Museum

Address: 1580 W. Duval Mine Rd., (I-19, exit 69 west), Green Valley, AZ 85614
Phone: (520) 625-7736
Fax: (520) 625-9845