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Program #1054RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
7,000 feet elevation. Those with heart or lung concerns should consult a physician before attending.

Itinerary for Sep 29 — Oct 4, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 29 - Arrival & Registration/Introductions & Orientatio...
Afternoon: Your Northern Arizona University coordinator will register participants from 4:30-5:15 PM in the hotel conference room or lobby.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: After dinner, introductions and orientation in the hotel conference room.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 30 - Our Place in the Universe/Pluto, Kuiper Belt/Disc...
Our Place in the Universe/Pluto, Kuiper Belt/Discovery Channel Telecsope/Star Party Sky Viewing

Note: Optional 1/2 mile walk to campus, optional walk home

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: After breakfast, shuttle or walk to NAU for the morning presentation on Our Place in the Universe. NOTE:Itinerary order may vary from this information depending on the scheduling availability of presenters. Short biographies of some of our regular astronomy instructors can be found at: http://www.franke.nau.edu/roadscholar/astrobios.htm

Lunch: Lunch at the south campus dining hall. The food is much better than when I went to college. Healthy options include salads, entrees, sandwiches. Unhealthy options include a variety of desserts.

Afternoon: The afternoon presentation(s) will be on topics such as Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, the Discovery Channel Telescope, or other topics of interest.

Dinner: Dinner at the campus dining hall.

Evening: After dinner, shuttle to Campus Observatory for star party sky viewing.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 01 - The Inner Planets/Lowell Observatory/Back to Lowe...
Note: Optional 1/2 mile walk to campus, walk around Lowell observatory, 1 flight of stairs to see Pluto discovery scope

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: Shuttle or walk to meeting room on campus for a presentation on the inner rocky planets. How are they similar and how do they differ.

Lunch: Lunch at the campus dining hall.

Afternoon: Board our vans or motorcoach for a field trip to Lowell Observatory. We will see the telescope that Percival Lowell used to study the "canals" on Mars, the Pluto Discovery Telescope, and the Rotunda Exhibit Hall.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: After dinner, a field trip to Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory. We will see a multi-media presentation and weather cooperating, look through Percival Lowell's 24 inch Clark Telescope.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 02 - Outer Planets Presentation
Note: Optional 1/2 mile walk to campus

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: Shuttle or walk to campus meeting room for a presentation on the geology of the outer planets and their moons. Learn about the gas giants and their unique moons.

Lunch: Lunch at the south campus dining hall.

Afternoon: After lunch, free time in Flagstaff. Visit the historic downtown district, the Museum of Northern Arizona, the ruins at Wupatki and Walnut Canyon, or just relax.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: After dinner, free time in Flagstaff.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Four floors with 2 elevators, 128 rooms. Conveniently close to shopping. One quarter mile to Northern Arizona University. 2 miles to historic downtown Flagstaff. Wide range of cuisine available at nearby restaurants.

Contact info:
2015 S Beulah Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 928-556-8666
web: www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?ident=LQ939&propId=939

Room amenities: Free WIFI, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, clock.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool and spa, fitness center. Deluxe continental breakfast. Guest coin operated laundry available. Free local calls. Participants requesting a refrigerator for medicine can have access to a locked refrigerator that is located in the hotel lobby area. Lobby microwave available to guests 24 hours. Safety deposit box at front desk available to all guests. Roll away beds for $10.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal
Call local La Quinta for the rates available during your stay (928) 556-8666. NOTE: When they get the pre-recorded information they must hit the "6" option, to connect with group sales, which has the information about Road Scholar groups.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 03 - Meteor Crater/NASA
Note: One mile guided walk along the rim of Meteor Crater

Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: After breakfast, travel to Meteor Crater, The best preserved meteorite impact site with an adjacent museum. This crater has been used by NASA for training of the Apollo Astronauts and by Hollywood. It is also the most heavily studied impact crater, crucial to our modern understanding of the science of impact craters. Return to Flagstaff in time for lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at the Sizzler Salad Bar. More than your ordinary salad bar.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will have a couple of shorter lectures on topics of current interest. Past favorites have included: Mayan Calendar, the Sun and Global Change, What's Going on at the Edge of the Solar System, The Discovery Channel Telescope, and the Mars Rover program.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: The evening presentation and discussion will center on NASA, its space station and humans in space and the down to earth benefits of space research.

Lodging: Flagstaff La Quinta Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 04 - Archaeo-Astronomy, Program Review & Farewells
Breakfast: Deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel to include waffles, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk and coffee.

Morning: The morning presentation will be on archeo-astronomy in the Southwest: what did the ancestral puebloans know about the night sky, how did they know it and how did we know that they knew it. Followed by farewells and program closing by 11 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Flagstaff, AZ
General OverviewPoints of Interest w/in 2 hours of Flagstaff: Walnut Canyon NM, Wupatki NM, Sunset Crater NM, Museum of Northern Arizona, Downtown Flagstaff & old Route 66, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona Red Rocks and the Secret Mountain Wilderness, Montezuma’s Castle NM, Tuzigoot NM, Jerome, AZ Ghost Town, San Francisco Peaks and the Kachina Wilderness, Hopi & Navajo Reservations, La Posada Hotel / Restaurant at Winslow, AZ, Grand Canyon Railroad @ Williams, AZ and the Grand Canyon National Park.
For additional information, visit: www.flagstaffarizona.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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