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Opportunities to Support the Visitor Center Programs

Although many operations of the Observatory are funded by the US Government, the Kitt Peak Visitor Center and its programs are not. This creates an enormous challenge. We rely upon program fees, ticket sales, gift shop sales, and the special generosity of people who believe that sharing astronomy and making the Observatory accessible to the world is important. Make a tax-deductible gift, or donate needed supplies or equipment.

Donations & Our Donors

There are a variety of means for you to partner with us to assure our future, strengthen our existing program, and expand our capabilities to reach visitors with new and improved offerings.

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In-kind Contributions

We are always in need of equipment, instruments, supplies, and materials for our programs. Partnering with us through a donation of items of greatest need is one way to enable us to provide quality programming.

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Telescope Fund

Consider helping us replace a well-worn visitor telescope.

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Hiring Opportunities

We periodically hire specialists to present night sky talks, guide visitors in their use of binoculars while scanning the night sky, operate our research grade telescopes, and answer questions pertaining to astronomy, the night sky, and Kitt Peak. We also hire cashiers to conduct the daily opening of the Visitor Center, ring up gift shop sales and enable guests to purchase tour tickets, and work to greet and welcome our guests. If you are interested in participating in these exciting programs, please click the More Info button below to view any current job postings. Note that our available openings change often so check back regularly.

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