The Kitt Peak Experience… Like no other

BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY

Kitt Peak National Observatory telescopes as seen in an aerial view

See YOUR National Observatory as you’ve never seen it before! Visit all the scary, dark places where the real science happens!

DESCRIPTION:

The special, all-encompassing tour is intended for anyone with a desire to learn more in-depth knowledge of the historic and scientifically important observatories on Kitt Peak. Spanning five hours, this tour will cover the entire summit of the Mountain. We will start with the world’s largest solar telescope and work our way across ¾ of a mile of telescopes and facilities, culminating in a visit to the enormous, 18-story-tall Mayall 4-meter telescope.

Assuming the schedules of the scientific and maintenance staff allow for it, we will visit areas in the telescope domes never seen by the regular daytime tours.

A boxed lunch will be provided.

We are very sorry, but most of our observatories are not handicapped accessible. You must be able to climb two or three flights of stairs and walk at least ¼ mile.

DATE:

Saturday, March 9th

Arizona SciTech festival

TIMES:

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

COST:

$49 for adults
$44 for students and seniors

RESERVATIONS:

For more information or scheduling, call (520) 318-8726