About Safford, Arizona:
Discover a perfect blend of small town Americana, rich history, and economic vitality. Take a stroll down the enchanting main street, take a walking tour of our historical district, or experience our abundance of spectacular events for yourself. With their outstanding school system, they strive to make education accessible to all, from the Safford Unified School District providing quality public education, to our private and charter schools, they offer an option for any preference. Plus with stellar higher education through Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, which also offers extension courses through Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University pave the way for any path to success. Through the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center, Safford provides everything from cutting edge cancer treatment to 24-hour emergency services and more. Safford is a great place to live, work, and visit.
Curious about astronomy on Mount Graham? Do you wish to see the telescopes on Mount Graham!?
Summit Visit Information:
Mt Graham Observatory Tours Info – (928) 428-6260 – http://www.eac.edu/discoverypark/mgio.shtm
Eastern Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus is the 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 October. Because permits are required to enter the endangered red squirrel refugium, advance reservations are required.
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!