7:00-9:00 PM at Four Peaks Mining Co.
Join us on Friday, October 7th for our first public stargazing event since 2020! We’re excited to announce that our friends at Focus Astronomy Outreach will be offering you the opportunity to see their long awaited Large Aperture Outreach Telescope (LAOT).
This is the largest telescope dedicated to outreach in the Phoenix area and one of the top five largest telescopes in the state of Arizona for educational use. This telescope was in development for five years and made possible by donations and crowd funding from multiple donors.
The LAOT features a massive 28” (0.7-meter) primary mirror. This allows us to reach deep into the night sky and show details few other telescopes can. The best part about the LAOT is that it’s mobile, it is designed to bring a true observatory experience that we can share with you.
The night sky on the 7th will offer views of a 93% waxing gibbous Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and a collection of clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
Four Peaks Mining Company store will be open that day, 10 am to 9 pm, so stop in early to browse our selection of meteorite fragments, jewelry, gifts, books and more before your stargazing experience.
RAFFLE ENTRIES: every $20 purchase gives you an opportunity to enter to win one Adult Grab Bag or one Children’s Grab Bag. Drawing held at the end of the night