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Gabe Zimmerman Trail Head

Cosmic Quest - A Night of Stargazing and Wonder (Free)

Join us under the stars and take a tour of the Orion nebula with the largest mobile telescope in Tucson!

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Cosmic Quest - A Night of Stargazing and Wonder (Free)
Cosmic Quest - A Night of Stargazing and Wonder (Free)

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 6:30 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 the largest mobile telescope in Tucson at our immersive stargazing events!  

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.

Event Highlights:

  • Exceptional Equipment: Experience the night sky like never before using our top-of-the-line, massive "time machines" aka monster telescopes and binoculars.
  • It's 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 somthing 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.

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 - A Future Vision: 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

Connect with Us:

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