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.

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 MMT Observatory, Mount Hopkins.   Credit: Howard Lester  A gibbous moon overlooks one of Smithsonian's telescope domes, opening to prepare for night observation.  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  Sky watching through one of many telescopes at Smithsonian's Whipple Observatory. Credit: David Aguilar  Kitt Peak Observatory  The Observatory's giant gamma-ray telescope. Credit: David Aguilar  The observatories of Arizona's Kitt Peak. Credit: Susan Degginger/Alamy
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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. 


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


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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.

In addition, you may want to consider purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment from unforeseen events, such as missed flight connections, lost luggage, and cancelled plans. There are many plans you can consider. For your convenience, you may visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1.800.208.6142 to learn more.