Visit the LBTO

Do you want to visit the observatory on Mt Graham?

Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus is the official visitor’s center for the telescopes on Mount Graham.  They conduct weekend tours of the Mount Graham International Observatory. Weather permitting, the tours begin in mid-May and go through mid-November. Because permits are required to enter the endangered red squirrel refugium, advance reservations are required.

Actually, the tour will be much more than just a visit inside LBT’s enclosure. The tour features a trip up scenic Mount Graham, focusing on the mountain’s rich geology, history, and diversity of life; a lunch near the summit of the mountain; and a guided tour of the observatories — The Submillimeter Telescope, the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, and the Large Binocular Telescope!

Contact Information for the Mount Graham Tours

Eastern Arizona College
Discovery Park Campus
1651 W. Discovery Park Boulevard
Safford, AZ 85546

Phone: (928) 428-6260
Fax: (928) 428-8081
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