Starizona Adventures in Astronomy & Nature

starizona.com/acb or 292-5010

• 5757 N. Oracle Road

• Why you want to go: Dean and Donna Koenig offer the latest telescopic equipment, including everything you need to take pictures of the deep night sky. Absolute beginners also will feel right at home.

• Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Nightly viewing Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - weather permitting.

Stellar Vision Astronomy & Science Shop

• 3721 E. 37th St.

• Why you want to go: You'll find a vast amount of new and pre-owned telescopes and other astronomical equipment for sale in this shop that Frank Lopez opened Aug. 8, 1986. Stellar Vision also offers telescope-viewing sessions, star parties and more.

• Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 5 p.m. Saturday. Reopens after sunset for night viewing Thursday, Friday and Saturday.