The Alice P. Lennon Telescope
The Thomas J. Bannan Astrophysics Facility

September 29—October 2, 2023
Tucson, AZ

Friday, September 29th

The Anniversary Gala
5:00 PM
Featuring special guest Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr. – Retired NASA astronaut and administrator

Hacienda del Sol Resort
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road
Tucson, AZ, 85718
Sponsorship opportunities available
RSVP Required

Saturday, September 30th


Tour to the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope
8:00 AM Departure from Hacienda Del Sol
7:30 PM Return to Hacienda Del Sol

Note: The VIP Tour of the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email Christopher Kennedy.

Sunday, October 1st

Memorial Mass for The Rev. George V. Coyne, S.J.
Director of the Vatican Observatory: 1978-2006
President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation: 1987–2011

11:00 AM
Ss. Peter & Paul Church
1946 E Lee St., Tucson, AZ 85719
Reception immediately following.
RSVP Not Required

Monday, October 2nd

Tour of the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona
3:00 PM

Note: The Mirror Lab tour is sold out.
To be placed on a waitlist, please email Christopher Kennedy

Steward Observatory Public Evening Lecture Series
“The VATT at 30: Its Past, Present and Future”
7:30 PM
Steward Observatory, Room N210
The University of Arizona
RSVP Not Required


Please email Christopher Kennedy, Executive Director of Development, with any questions or concerns.

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