On our way down we stopped at the remains of an Japanese internment camp--Catalina Federal Honor Camp from the WW II days that was built by the prisoners as well as the road leading to Mt Lemmon.
Click the links below to read more about the camp and Gordon Hirabayashi who spoke out against the relocation and imprisonment of American citizens.
Below are photos of sunset at Kitt Peak.
By the time all this was over, it was night and the show began. Our small group was taken up to a telescope to observe various planets and stars. Some I could see and some I thought I saw, but the best was yet to come. Back out in the crisp night air another astronomer introduced himself and pointed out how much artificial light creates light pollution. Not only could we see the light from Tucson, we could see the light from Phoenix two hours away. But up on Kitt Peak the stars were clear, bright enough to cast a very, faint shadow, seemed so close and were numerous into infinity. I can only imagine how overwhelmed Abraham must have felt when God charged him to count the stars.
Remember I said that we had to park in single files....here is why. When we got in our cars, the astronomers began the task of covering front headlights. The NO STRAY LIGHT policy is strictly enforced. A lead car guides you very slowly about a mile down the mountain. Then you are on your own.....another gripping-the-steering-wheel adventure for Hubby, but here I am alive and well to tell you this story and others of our 2017/2018 winter in Tucson.
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