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Kitt Peak National Observatory

Tucson astronomers cheered by performance of telescope technology

Astronomer Lori Allen said the discovery of the most remote orbiting object in our solar system is “terrific news” in itself, but also for the instrument that found it.

March 26, 2014 3:06 pmLoading…
Federal budget cutting threatens the use, prestige of Kitt Peak's telescopes

Federal budget cutting threatens the use, prestige of Kitt Peak's telescopes

The biggest telescopes on the mountain will have to find new uses, new users and new money in the coming years.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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St. Gregory students work with Kitt Peak

St. Gregory College Preparatory students partnered with Kitt Peak engineers looking for help to keep telescope mirrors clean.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

St. Gregory students partner with Kitt Peak engineers

St. Gregory College Preparatory students partnered with Kitt Peak engineers looking for help to keep telescope mirrors clean.

October 25, 2013 12:10 pmLoading…
Behind-the-scenes tour at Kitt Peak opens to all

Behind-the-scenes tour at Kitt Peak opens to all

You don't have to be a member of a group to get a daytime VIP tour of Kitt Peak National Observatory for the next six months.

December 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Behind-the-scenes tour at Kitt Peak opens to all

Behind-the-scenes tour at Kitt Peak opens to all

Kitt Peak National Observatory is offering its $40 five-hour VIP tour to individuals Saturday and continuing each fourth Saturday through May.

December 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Astronomy group with Tucson HQ to lay off 35

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which operates an array of telescopes in Arizona, Hawaii and Chile from offices in Tucson, is laying off 35 scientists and support staff because of federal budget cuts.

April 13, 2012 3:51 pmLoading…
Astronomical success

Astronomical success

Neg~81215; Telescopes on Kitt Peak. The tallest one is the 4 meter telescope. Photo by David Sanders. neg. #81215. 9/17/98. Copyright 1996 The Arizona Daily Star Organization:Kitt Peak National Observatory; PLS:Astronomy;

August 14, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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