Every second Saturday of the month
The monthly VIP tour offers participants a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of the world’s premier astronomical research facilities. Founded in 1958, Kitt Peak continues to be on the forefront of astronomical research and discovery. From the technologically groundbreaking McMath-Pierce Solar telescope, the historic dark-matter discovering 2.1-meter telescope, and the giant Mayall 4-meter telescope, VIP guests will experience Kitt Peak as few ever do. We will visit as many facilities as are available to us on the day of your tour but cannot guarantee any particular telescope or facility.
The VIP tour begins promptly at 10 A.M. and concludes at 3:00 P.M. Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes, and be able to walk the distances between the telescopes and climb stairs. Lunch is not provided so plan to bring a bagged lunch. Due to safety concerns, the minimum age for the tours is 15 years of age. Also, strollers or carry-on infants are not permitted. Tours are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served, pre-registration basis.
Price: $49 per person.
Make a reservation online or by calling the Visitor Center reservation desk at (520) 318-8720 or (520) 318-8739