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University of Arizona Mirror Lab Tour

Have you ever seen a telescope mirror three-stories in diameter?

If not, this 90 minute tour provides a unique opportunity to learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most advanced giant (8.4 meters / 27 ft) telescope mirrors in the world!

Visitors will see the unparalleled technology and revolutionary processes involved in making the next generation of telescopes that will explore deep into outer space and produce cutting-edge scientific research.

The University of Arizona’s Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory are ranked #1 in Astronomy programs in the United States by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Come see one of the reasons why!