Safford, Arizona: Space Shuttle Simulator, Large Camera Obscura

A Space Shuttle simulator ride, a solar telescope, and one of the world's largest camera obscuras. And it's all free.
1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ
In the Gov Aker Observatory on the Discovery Park Campus of Eastern Arizona College. Southwest edge of the city. From Safford drive south two miles on US Hwy 191. Turn west at the stoplight onto Discovery Park Blvd. Drive west until the street ends, turn left, then quickly turn left again. You'll see the Observatory in the distance up ahead,
M-F 8-4, Sa 4-9:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Largest Camera Obscura

One of the world's largest camera obscuras is at the Discovery Center in Safford. There's also a museum, a Space Shuttle simulator ride, and special telescopes for viewing the Sun, planets, and stars.

[S Winston, 05/24/2016]

We'd visit just for the Space Shuttle simulator ride, and for the chance to look at the sun without burning out our eyes.

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