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Suborbital and Balloon

Suborbital and Balloon missions offer a cost-effective means of exploring astronomy in domains not accessible to ground based telescopes. At present astronomers at Steward Observatory are involved with the Strataspheric Terahertz Observatory to probe the cold gas in our galaxy. Additional information is provided in the links  on the right,.

For the public
For Public

Public events include our Monday Night Lecture Series, world-reknowned Astronomy Camp and Mt Lemmon Sky Center.

For Students

A good place to start if you want to become an undergrad major or grad student, or need to find our schedule of classes.


For Scientists
For Scientists

Find telescopes and instruments, telescope time applications, staff and mountain contacts, and faculty and staff scientific interests.