Camping & Large Binocular Telescope Tour

Our annual camping trip was a great success after being halted by covid for the past two years. Due to covid requirements, only thirty students were allowed on the tour, and it filled up quickly! We enjoyed a night of campfire burgers, good weather, music, games, and fun memories, as well as an in-depth tour of the Large Binocular Telescope!

Located at 10,500-ft, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) consists of two 8-m class telescopes able to provide a spatial resolution of a 22.7-m telescope, and the observatory’s mission is to be the first Extremely Large Telescope (ELT), and to be one of the leading 8-m telescopes. It is an international collaboration of the University of Arizona, Italy, Germany, The Ohio State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Virginia, and the University of Notre Dame.