The Kitt Peak Experience… Like no other

An image of the sun and the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope

SUN-Day on the Solstice
SUN-Day on the Equinox

Visit beautiful, historic Kitt Peak (your National Observatory) to discover more about the star that is most important to everyone’s‚ lives, THE SUN! Adults, and families, will learn what it is, how it works, and how to safely observe it in action. A tour of the world’s largest solar telescope and direct observation of the Sun itself will highlight the program.* Hands-on activities will also be featured. Learn how to safely observe the Sun and how NOT to observe the Sun! Become a “Human Sundial” and more. A boxed lunch will be provided.

This program is intended for beginners and families with children. Minimum age is 8 years old.


SUN-Day on the Solstice: Sunday, June 23, 2013
SUN-Day on the Equinox: Sunday, September 22, 2013
SUN-Day on the Solstice: Sunday, December 22, 2013

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


$45 – Adults
$25 – Children 8 – 16
Kitt Peak members receive a $5 discount on their own admission.

(A $20 per person deposit will be charged for cancellations within 48 hours of the program. No-shows or cancellations on the day of the program will be charged the full price. If we cancel due to bad weather you will not be charged.)

Reservations required. Space is limited to just 20 people, so don’t delay!

Call (520) 318-8726 to register.
For questions, please contact Bob Martino:

*PLEASE NOTE: Research telescopes are not equipped with eyepieces. Therefore, direct observation of the Sun will not use the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope.