Opening Night for The Art of Planetary Science 2021: Space Travel

When: September 24, 2021 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Art of Planetary Science 2021: Space Travel

We will kick off our opening night Friday, Sept. 24 from 6-9 p.m. at the Kuiper Space Sciences Building for the 2021 Space Travel show with music from local Tucson band Daytrails and telescopes from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association.

Doors open at 6 p.m. – masks are required and will be provided. Social distancing measures will be in place. We will have a smaller gallery than previous years, but this is the safest way to hold the in-person component.

Daytrails will play two sets between 7-9 p.m. outside by our Bicentennial Moon Tree, which flew to the Moon on Apollo 14 as a young seedling!

TAAA will operate telescopes outside starting after 7 p.m. and will show off current planets in the sky!

Event Location:
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

Kuiper Space Science Building, University of Arizona
1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85721

Gallery Hours:
6-9 p.m.

6 p.m.: Gallery opens, enter on south side of Kuiper building

7-9 p.m.: Night sky telescope viewing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association 

7:15-9 p.m.: Live music from Daytrails

9 p.m.: Gallery closes for the evening

Audience: All
Audience size: Very Large (501+)


Campus: Main Campus


1629 E University Blvd
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

Contact info & links


Allison McGraw Planetary Sciences

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Allison McGraw