The Kitt Peak Experience… Like no other

Public Programs

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

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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
METEOR MANIA!
Wednesday August 12, 2015
Tuesday November 17, 2015
Sunday December 13, 2015
YOUTH GROUP OVERNIGHTS
Scheduled at your convenience!

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:
October 16-17, 2015 (Fri-Sun)
ADVANCED ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 2015 Workshop dates:
November 6-7, 2015 (Fri-Sun)
INTRO TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 2016 Workshop dates:
May 13-15, 2016 (Featuring the Mars Opposition!)
November 4-6, 2016
ADVANCED ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 2016 Workshop dates:
October 21-23, 2016

The NOP And AOP are continuing as above. If you have questions please call the Visitor Center at 520-318-8726.

Amatuer Astronomers set up telescopes outside the 2.1 meter telescope on Kitt Peak