SOCk Annual Camping Trip to Mt. Graham

    Date: 
    Saturday, April 9, 2022  
    Location: 
    Mt. Graham and Large Binocular Telescope
    Description: 

    Located at 10,500-ft, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) consists of two 8-m class telescopes able to provide a spatial resolution of a 22.7-m telescope, and the observatory's mission is to be the first Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) and to be one of the leading 8-m telescopes. It is an international collaboration of the University of Arizona, Italy, Germany, The Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, University of Virginia, and the University of Notre Dame. 

    We plan to leave in three 15-passenger HOV vans (one departing in the afternoon, and two in the evening) on April 8th (Friday) to accommodate for differing schedules between students. We will camp at Lower Twilight Group Site on Mount Graham, which is a three-hour drive from Tucson, and the tour is scheduled for April 9th at 1:00 PM. We will then return to Tucson once the tour is finished. 

    It is free to attend, and many food options will be provided for all attendees! However, we will not be providing camping gear, as Campus Rec requires each person to check out their own camping gear, individually (which is also free!). We are very excited to camp one night in Coronado National Forest, enjoy some food and games, tour a telescope, and build friendships throughout the optics college. We hope to see you there! 

    Spots for this trip are currently full. Email SOCk with questions: sock@optics.arizona.edu