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.

Overnight Telescope Observing Program

This custom program gives you the full observatory experience and makes you a visiting astronomer at Kitt Peak. 

Visual observing and imaging of amazing deep-sky objects are both possible.  If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be an astronomer, this program is for you.

Astrophotography Workshops

Our astrophotography workshops will introduce you to the different photographic aspects of the hobby; from planetary and solar imaging to landscape astrophotos and deep space astrophotography.

Youth Group Overnight Program

The Youth Group Overnight program gives kids and adults a more in-depth experience in astronomy.  The program is perfect for schools, scout troops, and other youth organizations.

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