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Planetariums to explore in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz is a county in southern Arizona, United States. Santa Cruz County of Southern Arizona is a big mountain range by Sky Island standards, but there is relatively little convenient access. If you love nature, Santa Cruz makes an excellent launching pad. Board a boat tour from the wharf for whale-watching—grays, blues, or humpbacks, depending on the time of year—or take a winding drive in the Santa Cruz Mountains to see the ancient trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory670 Mt Hopkins Rd, Amado, AZ 85645, USA

This is the largest satellite facility of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), part of the Center for Astrophysics. It is their largest field installation outside of their main site in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is located near Amado, Arizona on the summit, a ridge and at the foot of Mount Hopkins.

Map of Planetariums to explore in Santa Cruz County