Kitt Peak National Observatory

Atop 6,875ft Kitt Peak is the world's largest collection of optical telescopes, funded by the National Science Foundation and managed by a consortium of 29 universities. Tours (1hr) begin at the visitor center and canvass a mind-boggling array of observatories, one of them 18 stories tall. An evening stargazing program (by reservation) includes dinner and a 3hr astronomy program.

Useful information

Address:

North Cherry Ave. 950, 85726 Tucson

Phone:

+1 520-318-8726

Opening hours

9am-4pm - closed 1 Jan, Thanksgiving, 25 Dec

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