It’s the People Who Inspire Me

I’m a docent at Kitt Peak Visitor Center, and I give tours of telescopes to visitors from all over the world.  I’m not an astronomer, but that’s okay because I’ve asked most of the questions you’re too shy to ask, and I know why you’re asking them. I’ve learned a

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A Tour of the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope

Standing 100’ high on the south-east ridge of Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope.  Construction started in 1959, and once completed in 1962, it was the largest solar telescope in the world, a title it held until January 2020 when the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope

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