Welcome to the reservation page for the Youth Group Overnight (YGO).
Treat your youth group to an unforgettable night of stargazing at Kitt Peak. First, participate in the Nightly Observing Program (NOP) where you’ll learn the night sky with planispheres and binoculars, and spend an hour at the telescope, observing spectacular deep-sky objects. When the other guests depart, your group may continue to use the telescope for as long as they can stay awake. Our team will gladly help personalize your program according to your group’s needs and interests, whether they involve observing certain types of objects or working on astronomy badges for Scouts. You can even add on astrophotography and create some truly incredible souvenir photos. When it’s time to sleep, the group will use their own bedding to camp out in the visitor center, with staff in rooms nearby. At least two adults must accompany the group throughout the night.
In the morning, your group will assist in organizing the visitor center in time for its opening at 9:00 A.M. When they leave the group will take with them memories of an amazing night of astronomy at Kitt Peak National Observatory.