Interested in solar art alignments? Here’s your chance to discover Discovery Dates which occur 12 times a year.
Engraved into the sidewalk on the north side of the new Gutierrez Street over the Santa Cruz wash, at Cushing Street is the Discovery Date of April 10:
Tucson owes many of its mariachi roots to Father Arsenio Carrillo and Father Charles Rourke and their group “Los Changuitos Feos”. April 10th, 1983 was the date of Tucson’s First Mariachi Conference, an idea first conceived by Randy Carrillo, nephew of Father Carrillo, and member of “Mariachi Cobre.” (Discovery Date and Time: April 10, 9:30 a.m.)
Freelance photographer Charity Bidegain recently took photos on April 10, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. when the sun shone through the overhead canopy onto these words, causing a solar alignment. See photos below, with more on a Facebook page. She has posted previous Discovery Date photos on the Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge facebook page, which she created.
I wrote about a previous solar alignment event on March 15,2013 regarding Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (click here). My previous article also lists the rest of this calendar year’s Discovery Dates. My first experience with these solar alignments was on the February 19 Discovery Date of the first airplane flight over Tucson.
Upcoming: solar alignment on May 25 (Mars Phoenix Lander), but be there before 10:30 a.m. or you might miss it.
And don’t miss 31st annual International Mariachi Conference at AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol Resort on April 25-27.