Toward a Science of Consciousness 2008 - SIDE TRIPS




Monday April 7

Kitt Peak Observatory

Departs Hotel Arizona: 4:45 PM - returns to Hotel by 11:00 PM             $60.00

(Nightly Observing Program) boxed dinner included                       

(new moon, dark sky) to look through world class telescopes

The world's largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world.  Kitt Peak, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation is home to twenty four optical and two radio telescopes, representing eight astronomical research institutions. The Nightly Observing Program is privately guided and will introduce you to star charts, constellations, binocular viewing and state of the art telescopes.

Thursday April 10   1:45 pm

UA Mars Mission Center

UA/NASA "Phoenix" Science Operations Center

Departs Hotel Arizona: 1:45 PM (Tour at Mars Station 2-3:30) 

from Hotel Arizona, to Mars and Desert Museum                               Bus   $25.00

continue to Desert Museum at 3:30 for Conference Dinner                      which continues on to Dinner

and return to Hotel by 9:30 PM

Visit the UA-NASA-Phoenix Mars Mission's Science Operations Center
at the University of Arizona, the first public university to lead a mission to Mars. The Phoenix Mars Mission, launched in August 2007, is the first in NASA's Scout Program and is designed to study the history of water and habitability potential in the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil.

ALL BUSES DEPART FROM: West side, lower level of Hotel Arizona across from the parking garage.


                                                  Other Site-Seeing Options:

                 Thursday April 10, 2008, Optional Mid-day Trips         ( 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM )


SABINO CANYON & DeGRAZIA's ART GALLERY             3 hours                 $60.00

Enjoy an open air outdoor tram ride thru Sabino Canyon. The lushest landscape in all of Tucson.   Sparkling canyons and mountains with wildlife galore nestled in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. This is followed by a visit to The Gallery of the Sun. Ted DeGrazia captures the spirit and cultures of the Southwest.

COLOSSAL CAVE                                                          3 hours                 $60.00

Arizona's greatest underground natural wonders recognized worldwide


SAN XAVIER & HISTORIC TUCSON                  XXX                       CANCELLED


Thursday April 10, 2008   CONFERENCE DINNER


5:15  Reception

6:15  Dinner



Specific Time Must be Reserved in Advance

We will have buses leaving from the Hotel as follows:

1:45p - this bus goes to the Mars Center for a quick tour and then continues on
to the Museum

2:30- this bus will get you to the Museum in plenty of time to tour the Museum

3:30- you'll have enough time to take a leisurely walk around the gardens

4:30 - final bus which the afternoon tour participants will catch to the Museum - a few extra places availalbe on bus. advance reservations needed.

Pls. indicate which time is best for you. Thanking you in advance for your
prompt reply.

5:15  Reception

6:15  Dinner

9:15  Buses Return to the Hotel


ALL BUSES DEPART FROM: West side, lower level of Hotel Arizona across from the parking garage.

Trips may be subject to cancellation if under enrolled

in which case substitution or full refunds will be made.

Refunds can be obtained if registration is cancelled by March 21, 2008.                                                          All fees will be refunded minus a $35.00 processing fee.