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Kitt Peak National Observatory
Visitor Center and Museum

Saturday, April 21—Astronomy Day Celebration

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kitt Peak National Observatory

Cost: Free

Astronomy Day began in 1973 and has become a nationwide event since then. Join us at Kitt Peak to celebrate this annual event by attending presentations, enjoying hands-on astronomy activities, and observing the Sun through a variety of telescopes. The regular tours of the large research telescopes will also be available. Feel free to pack a lunch and eat on the visitor center patio. This event offers fun for family members of all ages. So come to Kitt Peak to celebrate astronomy — the science with universal appeal.

Presentation Schedule:

Dr. Ron Probst on NEWFIRM, the newly developed instrument for infrared astronomy.
Dr. Nalin Samarasinha, planetary scientist, on comet research.
Mr. James McGaha, a noted amateur astronomer, on the contributions that amateurs make to the science of astronomy.

Activities will be available between presentations. Solar observing will be ongoing. Telescope tours leave the visitor center at 10:00, 11:30, and 1:30. Standard tour-ticket prices apply, but guests may tour on their own free of charge. The observatory grounds close to the public at 4:00 p.m. except for guest with reservations in the Nightly Observing Program.


NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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