Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Tours

Location: Steward Observatory Mirror Lab (east of football stadium)


The Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab offers an opportunity to learn how innovative engineering, pioneering optical technology and unparalleled manufacturing techniques are used to produce the next-generation of monolithic honeycomb mirrors that will revolutionize astronomy and explore deep into outer space to produce cutting-edge scientific research.  Tour is geared towards middle / high school students. 

Audience: Grades 6-12; usual group size is 20, but larger groups can be accommodated.

Science Field: Astronomy, Physics, Engineering and Optics

Science Topics: Optics

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Schedule: Tours are 60 minutes and may be scheduled Monday through Friday, mornings or afternoons; reservations required.

Cost: $5 per student, payable by, purchase order, credit card, check. Reduced rates are available for Title 1 schools.

Contact: Cathi Duncan, Community Relations, Steward Observatory,,, 520-626-8792

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