Astronomy and Astrophotography for the Beginner and Try-Hard Amateur!
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Meteor Crater in Arizona
The family and I took a great road trip recently along the famous Route 66. We toured Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. This area really showed off a lot of the splendor that the United States has to offer. Part of our trip included a visit to the meteor crater near Winslow, Arizona. Absolutely fantastic stuff. Granted, you have to pay a small fee to get through the visitor center to access the crater rim itself, but the center has some interesting displays and movies concerned with meteors and asteroids, impacts, gravity, momentum and the like. The view of the crater is great from the various viewing platforms, especially under some nice, mostly clear Arizona blue skies. Well-worth a visit if you're in the area!