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Contact Information

Dr. Stephen Pompea
Public Information Officer
spompea@noao.edu
(520) 318-8285

For queries on science results from NOAO contact:
Dr. Katy Garmany
Deputy Public Information Officer
kgarmany@noao.edu
(520) 318-8526

For inquiries about the Nightly Observing Program or the Advanced Observing Program, please call 520-318-8726.

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NOAO News and Information

  • NOAO Press Releases
  • NOAO Newsletter
    The NOAO Newsletter is published semi-annually in March and September. Back issues are available starting with June 1992.
  • NOAO Currents
    Currents is a sparkplug for communication between NOAO and our community. It provides updates—and solicits community input—on NOAO observing opportunities and NOAO programs and policies on a more rapid timescale than is possible with the NOAO Newsletter.

Images and other media

NOAO’s Image Gallery is world renowned for its beautiful images of nebulae, galaxies and more of the wonders of our Universe.

NOAO has been a regular contributor to the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast since its inception for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

We also have downloadable audio tours (podcasts) of several telescopes on Kitt Peak.