The LSST Project Office is located on the 5th floor of the Steward Observatory Building on the University of Arizona campus.
933 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721
LSST Main: 520-881-2626
DIRECTIONS TO LSST
From Tucson International Airport
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From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
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Radisson Suites Tucson
The Radisson Suites Tucson provides a discounted corporate rate to visitors of LSST. Use the above link to make your reservation online. The room rate includes a suite, free internet, and complimentary breakfast. For an additional fee of $15 each way, the hotel will provide shuttle service to and from Tucson International Airport. This service must be requested at the time room reservations are made. The hotel also provides free shuttle service to and from the University of Arizona campus. Arrangements for this service can be made at the front desk.
Other Area Hotels
Tucson Marriott University Park
Four Points by Sheraton Tucson University Plaza
Tucson International Airport Ground Transportation for car rental, bus, and shared ride options.
LSST may be able to reserve visitor parking in the University of Arizona's Second Street Garage. Contact the LSST Project Office to request visitor parking and parking instructions.
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WEATHER INFORMATION AND TIPS
Stay Hydrated: Tucson's intense heat and low humidity make dehydration a real danger. Drink sufficient water to replenish what has been lost via perspiration, respiration, etc. If you are engaged in physical activity that causes heavy perspiration, you may need to replenish electrolytes as well as fluid.
Protection from the Sun: protecting skin from UV rays is vital if you plan to be outside for extended periods of time. The sun's rays are most intense from 10am to 3pm. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15+ and wear long sleeves, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses during these hours.
Signs of Heat-Related Illness:
Dehydration: headache, fatigue, lightheadedness
Heat cramps: muscle cramps
Heat exhaustion: nausea, dizziness, fainting
Heat stroke: lack of perspiration, confusion (call 911 as heat stroke can be life threatening)
From the middle of June to the end of September, Tucson experiences intense rains, lightning, flash flooding, dust storms, and damaging winds. Be aware of developing storm conditions and seek shelter during a storm.
Lightning: If you are outside, do not seek shelter under a tree and avoid being taller than your surroundings. If you are in a building stay away from windows and avoid using electrical appliances.
Flash Flooding: Run-off from monsoon rains turns dry washes into rushing rivers. Never attempt to drive across a flooded area. Either wait for the water to recede or choose an alternate route.
Heat in the Southwest
National Weather Service Tucson