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

If you enjoy sharing the wonders of the night sky, check back in a few weeks since we expect to post new openings for such specialists. They 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. If you are interested in participating in these exciting programs, please click the More Info button below to view current job postings.

We have an immediate need to fill this critical and challenging position on our team to lead the Kitt Peak Visitor Center’s volunteer and membership programs. We are currently seeking a Volunteer & Membership Coordinator. Requires an outgoing, energetic, friendly, energetic, reliable person with experience directly relevant to the position. Observe docent tours, provide feedback, respond to performance issues. Recruit, train new docents. The membership program requires timely response to applications, renewals, and donations; produce newsletter and plan events. Astronomy knowledge is a plus.

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