Kitt Peak National Observatory is Closed

Please be advised that to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and the public during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have closed Kitt Peak National Observatory to all visitors until further notice. All public programs and tours are suspended.  Do not travel up the mountain road for any reason or by any means.  Please revisit this website periodically for updates.

Nightly Observing Program

The NOP is our most popular nighttime program and runs nightly year around.  It introduces guests to the night sky by means of various observing techniques.

This program is free to members of the Tohono O’odham nation.

Dark Sky Discovery Program

If time at the telescope is your preference, Dark Sky Discovery is your opportunity to observe a multitude of deep-sky objects in a small group setting.

This program is free to members of the Tohono O’odham nation.

Night of the Marvelous Moon Program

The Moon is full of features, Photo by Casey Good

With this guided Moon observing program, you’ll go beyond craters, and learn to identify some of the most admired and peculiar surface features on the Moon.

This program is free to members of the Tohono O’odham nation.

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