Category Archives: Science

Meteor Crater – near Winslow, AZ

April 2, 2019 I wasn’t too sure about going to this site. First, it was privately owned and operated which makes me suspect that it was “just another tourist trap.” Second, being privately owned, how pristine and impressive was the … Continue reading

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Biosphere 2 and Catalina State Park

March 24-26, 2019 We hopped on over to Catalina State Park to position ourselves better for a visit to Biosphere 2 where we planned to catch some very cool science. Biosphere 2 Biosphere 1 is Planet Earth. Biosphere 2, a … Continue reading

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Titan Missile Site, Sahuarita, AZ

March 18, 2019 There is ONE Titan II missile remaining in its missile silo. The silo and payload area have been rigged so it cannot be launched and a there is a hole cut in the cone of the missile … Continue reading

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Tucson Area Adventures

March 17-24, 2019 Gilbert Ray Campground This is a beautiful county campground west of Tucson. They don’t take reservations and fill quickly so people start lining up at 8:30 waiting for the office to open at 9:00. We enjoyed nice … Continue reading

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo and the Desert Rain Cafe

March 9 – 17, 2019 We spent a week dry camping at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it. We hadn’t either until we pulled up the National Park properties in Arizona and there … Continue reading

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McDonald Observatory

February 23, 2019 Space – The Final Frontier The visitor center had a small but interesting museum. You’ll learn a little bit about spectroscopy and why it’s so important in astronomy. You’ll also be introduced to some astronomers and learn … Continue reading

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Whoopers!

January 28-31, 2019 Whoopers… aka Whooping Cranes. These are the largest birds in North America. They are on the Federal Endangered list. At one point only 15 birds were located at their southern migration point at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. … Continue reading

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