Dark Skies – Starry Nights  

Special Tour of the Discovery Channel Telescope,

Lowell Observatory’s Newest Eye on the Sky!

Friday May 23, 2014

KSB is offering a special tour of the Discovery Channel Telescope on Friday, May 23.  This tour is for KSB members only.  Fee is $25 per person, payable at the time of reservation, and includes transportation cost.

Highlights of the Discovery Channel Telescope tour:

Discussion of how Lowell Observatory chose the site for the telescope

Tour the three levels of the telescope dome

View the control room, computer, and electronics rooms

See the central pier that supports the telescope

Discuss the mount and the motors that drive 135 tons of telescope quietly and with extreme precision

Discuss the instrument cube and how the telescope is designed

Please make your reservation by May 12.  The entire fee is non-refundable unless there is a waiting list and another person takes your place, or unless KSB cancels the trip.  Please Note: there are three flights of stairs to climb and the building does not have an elevator. 

We will meet at KSB’s parking lot at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23.  The one-hour tour of the Discovery Channel Telescope is scheduled at 9:30 a.m.   After the tour, we will return to KSB’s parking lot at approximately noon.  Prearranged carpools will be used.  

If you have any questions, please call the KSB office at 928-282-4938 or email

How to make the reservations:

  • Phone KSB at 928-282-4938  (Note:  Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 1:00-5:00 pm, please leave a message and we’ll call you back).
  • Send check, made payable to Keep Sedona Beautiful, and indicate For Discovery Channel Telescope Tour, mail to KSB, 360 Brewer Rd., Sedona, AZ  86336
  • On-line, pay with PayPal and indicate in Message to Sender  “For ___ number of  persons for Discovery Tour”   (Click here to pay by credit card)


If you want to participate in this extraordinary tour but are currently not a member,

just send in your membership dues plus $25 per person tour reservation fee

before May 12.

Membership Levels

Sustainer  $5000     Steward  $2500     Preserver  $1000    Protector  $500 Conserver  $250     Promoter  $100

    Family $50     Individual $35