Advanced Observing Program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center
(Overnight Program)

The Advanced Observing Program is a public program in which participants use the high-tech resources of the Kitt Peak Visitor Center Observatories to explore the Universe. Don’t miss our images!

New CCD Images!
Quick Rate Info
  • CCD Imaging: $650/night, up to 2 people
  • Visual and Webcam DLSR: $550/night, up to 2 people
  • $90/night/person, room and board, single occupancy (includes 3 meals)
  • $75/night/person, double occupancy

AOP Reservations

We are currently taking reservations. Since our schedule changes daily we are unable to post open dates. In order to make sure you get the date you are interested in call as far in advance as you can. We need at least a month or two to arrange a night stay.

To make a reservation please contact our staff via the on-line reservation request form:


Due to the popularity of the AOP, please try to make your reservation at least 2 months in advance. It is difficult for us to accommodate short notice AOP reservations.