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Monthly VIP tours available at Kitt Peak National Observatory

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Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:37 am

Kitt Peak Visitors Center is excited to launch a brand new, behind-the-scenes; Monthly VIP Tour that allows unprecedented telescope access to areas the public rarely gets to see. The new Monthly VIP Tour, designed for individuals and small groups, is priced at $40 per registrant and is slated for the 4th Saturday of each month, beginning December through May 2013. 

This 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 hour, expansive Monthly VIP Tour starts with an inside tour of the World’s largest solar telescope and works its way across a half mile of telescopes and scientific facilities, culminating in a visit to the enormous, 18-story-tall Mayall 4-meter telescope. 

The adult-oriented (15 years and older) Monthly VIP Tour encompasses parts of the Mountain that the general public never sees. Tour participants have the opportunity to learn more in-depth knowledge of the historic and scientifically important observatories located at their national observatory. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch, a hat, dress warmly and wear good walking shoes.

More info online at

The Monthly VIP Tour is by Reservation only.  Call 520-318-8726 now to save your date.

Upcoming Monthly VIP Tours:


Dec. 22

Jan. 26, 2013

Feb. 23, 2013

March 23, 2013

April 27, 2013

May 25, 2013.

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