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Sat, Nov 23

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Gabe Zimmerman Trail Head

Hello Orion: Deep-Space Quest - Hands-on Stargazing & Immersive Wonder

Escape under the stars and take a beautiful look at Saturn, Jupiter, the Orion nebula, star clusters and galaxies with some of the largest mobile telescopes and binoculars in Tucson. *Family friendly, fun for all-ages*

Hello Orion: Deep-Space Quest - Hands-on Stargazing & Immersive Wonder
Hello Orion: Deep-Space Quest - Hands-on Stargazing & Immersive Wonder

Time & Location

Nov 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Gabe Zimmerman Trail Head, 16248 E Marsh Station Rd, Vail, AZ 85641, USA

About the event

Embark on a celestial adventure as you look through some of the largest mobile telescopes in Tucson at our immersive monthly stargazing events!  

Saturn, the Milkyway, nebulae, galaxies and more!

Our team Reach for the Stars nonprofit warmly invites you to our monthly stargazing events. These nights are more than just observing the sky; they are a celebration of the universe and our place within it, bring awe and curiosity to all who attend. Whether you like astronomy or not, you'll find yourself wondering about space and time as we gaze upon the deep-space wonders of our Galaxy and beyond!

Event Highlights:

  • Experience the night sky like never before using our top-of-the-line, massive "time machines" aka monster telescopes and binoculars.
  • LIVE Astrophotography shown on the big screen! Live images of galaxies, nebulae and  more through the telescope with the help of specail cameras.
  • It's usually FREE! But bring cash or card - Gifts and gadgets available for purchase, and your always welcome to donate to our cause!
  • Family-Friendly Atmosphere: A perfect event for all ages to learn, gaze, and get inspired. Games and activities for youth. There's something for everyone!
  • Astronomy Gurus: Our passionate volunteers will guide you through the constellations, planets, Solar system and deep sky objects - ask questions! Be curious!

Event Essentials:

  • Date & Time: Begins at sunset. Check the local sunset time for each month’s event.
  • Location: Announced monthly (follow our social media for updates - Linked Below).
  • What to Bring: Warm clothing (especially in winter), a portable chair or blanket for comfort, and your sense of wonder!
  • Weather Considerations: Dress according to the weather forecast, and check our social media for any last-minute weather-related updates.

Join Our Stargazing Community:

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Astronomy buffs are welcome to help operate telescopes and share their knowledge. Training provided for beginners!
  • Donations Appreciated: Support our mission! We accept monetary donations as well as educational and outdoor equipment.
  • Book a private event, birthday, wedding or hire us to come to your buisness!

Looking Ahead:

  • Our Beyond the Stars Youth Camps 2024 dates are on the website calendar and happening NOW! Sign-up and reserve your kiddos spot asap: Calendar
  • Stargate - Our vision/concept: Be part of our dream to establish a Community Observatory here in Tucson. Inquire for more details and how to support this exciting project! Contact Us or learn more at www.rftstars.com/stargate

Connect with Us:

Stay Updated: For event dates, Beyond the Stars Youth Camp details, educational content, our astrophotography images, telescope classes, lessons, solar-viewing days and more. Follow us:

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Schedule


  • 30 minutes

    Arrival, check-in and welcome


  • 2 hours

    Main event slot

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