Friday, January 9, 2009

Tucson AZ

We left Benson on the 5th and headed to Tucson. A short 52 mile trip.  We are staying 11 miles southwest of Tucson on the BLM land ( Bureau of Land Management.) we can stay here for 2 weeks for free.  There is no water or electric, but we have our generator. 

Tuesday we went to Kitt Peak National Observatory with Nancy and Charles, we are traveling together for a few weeks.

Observatory Campus  

This is the worlds largest collection of research telescopes.  It is located on Tohono O’odham Reservation, elevation of 7000ft.  The temp was 36 degrees and a pretty good wind.  There are 23 telescopes and 2 radio telescopes, Astronomical research is done at this location. At work Thanks to Charles for the pictures I forgot my camera.  Solar telescope Solar Telescope At top 5 Here’s a picture from the top of the mountain.

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