The Kitt Peak Experience… Like no other
In addition to the highly successful Nightly Observing Program (NOP) and Advanced Observing Program (AOP), the Kitt Peak Visitor Center offers Special Programs that take place periodically throughout the year. Our Special Programs tend to fill up fast (especially the ones centered on celestial events). We urge you not to wait if you see a program that you are interested in. Click the program’s link for more information, or to register online.
Special Public Programs
- NEW! SPACE WEATHER:
- A Cosmic One of a Kind Experience. Flares, CME's and Aurora Oh MY! How does what happens in space affect the Earth? Find out in our Space Weather program. This is a day program on the Sun. Click here for more info and dates.
- NEW! FUN WITH THE SUN:
- An Extraordinary One of a Kind Experience. How long will our Sun last? How many different ways does the Sun influence life on Earth? Join us for Fun With the Sun! Watch sunset on the worlds largest solar telescope. Click here for more info and dates.
- NEW! FULL MOON MADNESS:
- An Out of this World One of a Kind Experience. Don't think planets are the whole story of the solar system! The moons are where it's happening! Tour the moons of our solar system during our Full Moon Madness program utilizing the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope. Click here for more info and dates
- NEW! BINOCULAR STARGAZING PROGRAM:
- Join us at Saguaro National Park West for a night of stargazing with binoculars. A good pair of binoculars (provided) and your eyes are all that you need to explore the night sky. Our staff will teach you how to use binoculars and give you a tour of the evening sky. View planets, galaxies, star clusters, nebula and more. Learn how to navigate the night sky by using star charts. With a good pair of binoculars you will be amazed at what you can see. Click here for more info and dates
- NEW! THE PLANETA INFERIOR - Mercury & Venus on Mother's Day
- Sunday, May 10, 2015
- CELEBRATION OF SATURN
- Sunday, May 31, 2015
- METEOR MANIA!
Saturday, December 13
Wednesday August 12th, 2015
Tuesday November 17th, 2015
Sunday December 13th, 2015
Advanced Public Programs
- NEW: ADVANCED NOP
- Check website for available dates.
- DAYTIME V.I.P. TOUR
- Scheduled at your convenience!
- MONTHLY V.I.P. TOUR
- Held on the fourth Saturday of the month.
- INTRO TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 2015 Workshop dates:
- May 22-24, 2015 (Fri-Sun) (Memorial Day Weekend)
- October 16-17, 2015 (Fri-Sun)
- ADVANCED ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 2015 Workshop dates:
- November 6-7, 2015 (Fri-Sun)
The NOP And AOP are continuing as above. If you have questions please call the Visitor Center at 520-318-8726.