Located on the University of Arizona campus, Flandrau is the most convenient place in Arizona to do a little stargazing through a professional telescope. On clear nights, astronomers train Flandrau’s 16-inch telescope on whatever objects in the night sky are most interesting. You might get a close-up look at the craters of the moon or the rings of Saturn. The science center also has a large mineral collection, exhibits related to University science research, a fine gift shop, and regularly scheduled laser-light shows and 3D movies in the state-of-the-art planetarium.
Flandrau: The UA Science Center
University of Arizona campus, 1601 E. University Blvd., at Cherry Ave., USA
Our Rating Hours Mon–Thurs 9am–5pm, Fri 9am–10pm, Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 12pm–5pm. Telescope viewing (weather permitting) Wed–Sat 7–10pm Transportation Bus: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 15. Streetcar: 2nd Street/Cherry Ave. Phone 520/621-7827 Prices $16 adults; $12 seniors, military, college students, and children 4–15; free for kids 4 and under. Telescope viewing free Web site Flandrau: The UA Science Center
MapUniversity of Arizona campus, 1601 E. University Blvd., at Cherry Ave. USA Tucson
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