View from Kitt Peak
This is the 2.1 meter telescope...one of many telescopes on the peak.
We spent a wondeful morning at PIMA Air Museum learning a lot of history and viewing an excellent military aircraft collection. We were occasionally treated to the a pair of A-10 War Hogs and British Tornado fighters doing maneuvers overhead. At 7000 ft elevation, Kitt Peak was about 20 degrees cooler than Tucson. Since the grounds closed at 4:00pm, we didn't get to see as much as we had hoped, but what we did see was educational and the landscape views were fantastic.
Glad the weather cooperated for the views. Too bad the clouds kept the domes shut that night.
Conner stands near a historically significant plane. This plane transported home, upon their release, the Americans held hostage in Iran.
Aiden is like his big brother, Conner, in that he wants to be a pilot.
A slice of the moon brought back by lunar astronauts. Sure would like to add that to my meteorite collection. The guy watching over this said it is worth about $10 million, mostly because of shipping & handling.