CRC Safford

  • Fri, October 04, 2019
  • Sat, October 05, 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • Fri, October 04, 2019, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM
  • Fri, October 04, 2019, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • Sat, October 05, 2019, 8:45 AM 5:00 PM
  • Safford, AZ

Registration

  • Select this registration if you plan to arrive in time for the tour and shuttle simulation ride at 4pm Friday 10/4 and stay through the telescope tour 5pm Saturday 10/5. (Reminder to make hotel accommodations on your own)
  • Select this registration if you plan to have dinner at 6pm Friday 10/4 and stay through the telescope tour 5pm Saturday 10/5. (Reminder to make hotel accommodations on your own)
  • Select this registration if you plan to arrive at 4pm for Tour and stay for dinner Friday 10/4.
  • Select this registration if you plan to ONLY have dinner at 6pm Friday 10/4.
  • Select this registration if you plan to ONLY do Saturday telescope tour and arrive at 8:45 am Saturday morning.

Registration is closed

Tour the Largest, Most Powerful Telescope in the World

CENTRL Regional Connection in Safford, AZ 
Friday October 4 - Saturday October 5, 2019
Eastern Arizona College's Discovery Park Campus

1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd. Safford, AZ 85546

 Friday 10/4/19  4:00pm Tour Discovery Park Campus & Ride in Shuttle Simulator 
 Friday 10/4/19 6:00pm 

Hosted Dinner featuring topics & guest speakers: 

Water Issues in Gila Valley, Danny Smith, Co. Supervisor

History Gila Valley, Mike Crockett, Dean EAC 

Higher Education in Rural AZ, Todd Haynie, President EAC

 Saturday 10/5/19

8:45am -

5:00pm

Travel to Mt. Graham International Observatory: 

Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope

Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope

Large Binocular Telescope








The visits feature a 40-mile trip to the MGIO site near the summit of scenic Mt. Graham and focus on the mountain’s rich history, geology, and diversity of life. The cool mountain air and a delicious sack lunch at the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine Visitor’s Center will energize you for the guided walk through these three Observatory facilities.

Although the EAC and the MGIO make every effort to make sure the visits are safe and comfortable, all interested parties are STRONGLY WARNED that the MGIO facilities are at extremely high altitude (10,500 ft. / 3,200m).

  • The drive has several curves and hairpin turns, with no guard rails.
  • If you get car sick you will definitely need to bring some Dramamine for nausea.
  • Participants must be able to easily get in and out of a van several times.
  • Participants must be able to walk moderate distances, climb several sets of stairs, and also includes standing in place for extended periods of time at these altitudes.
  • The observatories require us to wear close-toed walking shoes for safety.
  • The temperature is approximately 30 degrees cooler, therefore a light jacket is recommended.
  • We CANNOT take anyone under the age of 8 years old.
  • There is NO SMOKING anywhere in the vans, in the buildings, or on the mountain.
  • We don't have a gift shop or souvenirs, so don't forget to bring your camera!

The CENTRL Alumni Committee is making this entire experience available complimentary to CENTRL Alumni, Class 28 participants, potential applicants and friends / family.  However, advanced registration is required and since their is a cost, cancellations need to be made before Friday 9/20. There is a 40 person maximum participation for this CRC - so register soon!

Book your own hotel rooms and members of the CAC recommend either: 

Springhill Suites

2855 W. Hwy 70

Thatcher, AZ 85552


Comfort Inn

2577 W. Us Hwy 70

Thatcher, AZ 85552

4341 E Broadway Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85040    602-827-8227

Project CENTRL is affiliated with The University of Arizona CALS

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