Kitt Peak National Observatory

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Explore the world's largest collection of optical, radio, and solar telescopes on a mountaintop observatory under the big desert sky

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Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it’s also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $9 for admission for two (a $19.50 value)
  • $16 for admission for four (a $39 value)
  • $30 for a one-year family membership (a $60 value)<p>

Admission includes access to all three guided tours of the telescopes. Members receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited tour admission and guest passes
  • Annual newsletter subscription via email or US mail
  • Invitations to members-only Star Party events
  • Discounts on classes, special programs, and most items in the gift shop
  • Free admission to more than 275 science centers participating in the Association of Science - Technology Centers’ Passport Program<p>

Kitt Peak National Observatory

High above the Sonoran desert, on the Tohono O’odham Reservation , the Kitt Peak National Observatory keeps track of the night sky with the world’s largest collection of independent telescopes. Throughout the day, guides lead tours of three of the behemoths, including the world’s largest solar telescope and a historic gazing dome built in 1973 to broadcast the moon explorers’ games of golf. On those chilly desert evenings, visitors can take part in the nightly observing program and view distant planets and far-off galaxies through 20- and 16-inch telescopes. Reservations are recommended; the program is quite popular and stars tend to shyly hide behind comets around large groups.

Kitt Peak National Observatory

High above the Sonoran desert, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, the Kitt Peak National Observatory studies the universe with the world's largest collection of telescopes. Throughout the day, volunteers lead tours of three of the telescopes, including the world's largest solar telescope. On those chilly desert evenings, visitors can choose from one of three nighttime programs according to interest level. Many take part in the Nightly Observing Program and view the Moon, distant planets and far-off galaxies through 20- and 16-inch telescopes. Advance reservations are required for all nighttime programs. Visit www.noao.edu/kpvc for details.

Customer Reviews

21 Ratings

Amazing!
Franz & Doris S. · January 7, 2016
Our docent was wonderful and made the tours very informative with his stories and knowledge.
Emily H. · December 10, 2012
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