2019 Arizona Skies: Scenic Days & Starry Nights
Arizona is TravelQuest’s backyard, and there’s no mystery why: beneath our vast, clear skies you find some of most exciting astronomical destinations in the world.
Join us in May 2019 as we partner with Astronomy magazine on a nine-day journey from Tucson to Flagstaff that we’ve called Arizona Skies. We want to share the beauty of our desert home, from its landscapes dotted with cacti to the incredible expanse of stars overhead. Guided by your expert trip leader, and Astronomy editor Michael Bakich, we can also take you behind the scenes at some of our region’s greatest astronomical landmarks, including the Kitt Peak National Observatory, the magnificent Barringer Meteor Crater, the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory at the University of Arizona – and, of course, historic Lowell Observatory.
Timed to coincide with the new Moon, our unique itinerary includes specially arranged stargazing sessions in Sonoran Desert locations. Add in the stunning Grand Canyon and the red-rock formations around Sedona, and you have a Southwest adventure designed for sky watchers of every level of expertise and interest.
We have limited space on this special trip, so make your plans today!