Astronomy in Arizona


Take a spectacular intergalactic journey as you view the ultra-clear Arizona sky with hands-on telescope viewing and take behind-the-scenes tours of world-renowned centers for astronomy research.

Starting at: $2,795 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 MMT Observatory, Mount Hopkins.   Credit: Howard Lester  The observatories of Arizona's Kitt Peak. Credit: Susan Degginger/Alamy  A gibbous moon overlooks one of Smithsonian's telescope domes, opening to prepare for night observation.  Credit: David Aguilar  Sky watching through one of many telescopes at Smithsonian's Whipple Observatory. Credit: David Aguilar  A 10-meter-diameter telescope, which searches for flashes of light created when gamma rays hit Earth's atmosphere. Credit: David Aguilar  The Observatory's giant gamma-ray telescope. Credit: David Aguilar  Kitt Peak Observatory  Viewing a lunar eclipse
Share:

Tour Details

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The excitement of learning in-depth astronomy made me feel like a kid - I was not the only participant who made this exclamation. 


June V.

Been to China, Antarctica, Italy, Hawaii, Arizona - all with extremely competent, friendly, and helpful leaders - I'll be back! 


Doublas C.

JOURNEYS DISPATCHES

See All Journeys Dispatches ››

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Smithsonian Journeys includes an on-tour Provided Insurance Plan through Travel Guard with the price of your tour. This travel insurance plan includes emergency evacuation insurance up to $50,000 (if tour was booked before 5/1/2014) or up to $100,000 (if tour was booked after 5/1/2014).  It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. You will receive details on this included insurance with your Tour Confirmation and Tour Bulletins after you book a tour.

And don’t forget to plan for the unexpected! Please consider purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance plan to protect your investment from unforeseen events, such as missed flight connections, lost luggage, and cancelled plans. Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1.800.208.6142 to learn about the benefits of purchasing an additional (optional) travel insurance plan.