For the next few months the supernova explosion in the galaxy called M82 will be prominently visible through the 0.8m Schulman Telescope! Generally there are only a few opportunities in a lifetime to see a supernova explosion in another galaxy this well. This is an important astronomical event and we are excited to show the public each night!
New images of the galaxy with the supernova taken by the SkyCenter have been published widely. See the articles below for more information!
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day:
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter’s SkyNights: Astrophotography program is a unique and awe-inspiring opportunity to peer beyond the blue horizons of our southwestern skies and explore the astronomical wonders of the Universe. We’ll not only be looking through the telescope but also capture the views using a CCD camera.
Renown astrophotographer, Adam Block, will take you through the process of how he creates these amazing images that have earned him worldwide recognition. During this six hour program you will navigate the night sky with binoculars and skycharts then gaze at spectacular planets, galaxies, and nebulae with our 32-inch Schulman Telescope. This telescope is the largest dedicated public observing telescope in Arizona. You will partake in the process of creating images that you have just viewed that will subsequently be made available to you.
Friday March 7th 2014
Thursday March 20th 2014
Thursday April 24th 2014
$75/person ($35 for youths)