Visit Us Remotely Now Because Kitt Peak National Observatory is Closed to Onsite Visitors.

We have restarted our online remote imaging and online astrophotography workshop programs!  Please use the links below to see how you can enjoy the night sky over Kitt Peak from the comfort of your home and improve your image processing skills.

All public programs and tours are suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak.  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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