Have you ever seen a telescope mirror that is three-stories in diameter? If not, come experience how we make the largest and most challenging giant telescope mirrors in the world, right here on campus, on the east side of the UA Football stadium at Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab. Learn how innovative engineering, pioneering optical technology and unparalleled manufacturing techniques are used to produce the next-generation of monolithic honeycomb mirrors that will be revolutionizing astronomy and exploring deep into outer space to produce cutting-edge scientific research. The UA is number one in astronomy. Come see one of the reasons why.
Tours are available Monday–Friday at various times and are 90 minutes in length. Participants must be 8 years or older. Purchase tickets online at: mirrorlab.as.arizona.edu.