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Description - Information provided by The University of Arizona

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These are just a few of the offerings at the Flandrau Center.

Attractions - Observatory - Flandrau's 16 inch public telescope.

Plantarium - a multi-media, domed theater.

Skywatchers Guide - A month-by-month guide to the sky.

Star Parties - Flandrau's telescopes come to you!

Recreation - Viewing the sky and visiting the facility.


Climate - Cold air masses from Canada sometimes penetrate into the state, bringing temperatures well below zero in the high plateau and mountainous regions of central and northern Arizona. The lowest readings can dip to 35 degrees F below zero. High temperatures are common throughout the summer months at the lower elevations. Temperatures over 125 degrees F have been observed in the desert area. Great extremes occur between day and night temperatures throughout Arizona. The daily range between maximum and minimum temperatures sometimes runs as much as 50 to 60 degrees F during the drier portions of the year. During winter months, daytime temperatures may average 70 degrees F, with night temperatures often falling to freezing of slightly below in the lower desert valleys. In the summer the pine-clad forests in the central part of the state may have afternoon temperatures of 80 degrees F, while night temperatures drop to 35 or 40 degrees F.

Location - Flandrau is located on the campus of The University of Arizona, at the northeast corner of Cherry Avenue and University Blvd.

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Contact Information:
Flandrau Science Center/Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd , The University of Arizona , Tucson, AZ, 85719, Phone: (520) 621-STAR (7827)
, fsc@email.arizona.edu

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