The Kitt Peak Experience… Like no other

Public Programs

In addition to the highly successful Nightly Observing Program (NOP) and Advanced Observing Program (AOP), the Kitt Peak Visitor Center offers Special Programs that take place periodically throughout the year. Our Special Programs tend to fill up fast (especially the ones centered on celestial events). We urge you not to wait if you see a program that you are interested in. Click the program’s link for more information, or to register online.

Special Public Programs

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NEW! SPACE WEATHER:
A Cosmic One of a Kind Experience. Flares, CME's and Aurora Oh MY! How does what happens in space affect the Earth? Find out in our Space Weather program. This is a day program on the Sun. Click here for more info and dates.
NEW! FUN WITH THE SUN:
An Extraordinary One of a Kind Experience. How long will our Sun last? How many different ways does the Sun influence life on Earth? Join us for Fun With the Sun! Watch sunset on the worlds largest solar telescope. Click here for more info and dates.
NEW! FULL MOON MADNESS:
An Out of this World One of a Kind Experience. Don't think planets are the whole story of the solar system! The moons are where it's happening! Tour the moons of our solar system during our Full Moon Madness program utilizing the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope. Click here for more info and dates
YOUTH GROUP OVERNIGHTS
Scheduled at your convenience!
METEOR MANIA! - 5 dates in 2014!
Friday, May 23
Monday, July 28
Wednesday, October 22
Saturday, December 13

Advanced Public Programs

NEW: ADVANCED NOP
Check website for available dates.
DAYTIME V.I.P. TOUR
Scheduled at your convenience!
MONTHLY V.I.P. TOUR
Held on the fourth Saturday of the month.
INTRO TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 2015 Workshop dates:
May 22-24, 2015 (Fri-Sun) (Memorial Day Weekend)
October 16-17, 2015 (Fri-Sun)
ADVANCED ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY 2015 Workshop dates:
November 6-7, 2015 (Fri-Sun)

The NOP And AOP are continuing as above. If you have questions please contact:

Rich Fedele
Manager Public Outreach Dept.
520-318-8163
email: rfedele@noao.edu
Amatuer Astronomers set up telescopes outside the 2.1 meter telescope on Kitt Peak