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

Rates as of May 3, 2013:

Room and Board:

A credit card (authorization request) is necessary to make a reservation.

Cancellation Policy: Non-weather related cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to AOP, guests will be charged 1/2 the AOP fee. Weather-related cancellations mutually agreed upon by both guest and assigned guide prior to 10:00am MST of their arrival on Kitt Peak will be no charge. Once on the mountain, guests will be charged full price for their AOP regardless of weather conditions or available time at telescope. No proration of AOP fees for environmental conditions once on the mountain.