My last day in Tucson I drove up to the Kitt Peak National Observatory and National Solar Observatory. It was one scary drive and all vehicles could only drive 25 mph. Believe me that was too fast for the likes of me and my camper. After reaching the top I now feel I can drive anywhere. You can see how high my drive took me.
My first stop was the Visitor Center with a few displays and a talk. Here I am in front of an infrared camera taking a self portrait.
If I am remembering correctly the use of the telescope is free to all citizens. You only need to submit a proposal and have it accepted by a board and schedule a viewing time.
Did you notice that little round done at the base of the right side of the solar telescope? That is there for the docents to use and teach. It was open and they had it set so I could view the sun. There were three ways to look at it. One was the lower eyepiece where I could see the sun flairs on the side of the sun.
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