Kitt Peak National Observatory

Kitt Peak is our National Observatory and home to over 27 telescopes. Visitors from all over the world come to Kitt Peak to do research. Sitting on top of a mountain just under 7,000 feet in the dry air of southern Arizona.

The 4 Meter Mayall telescope

Spacewatch operated by the University of Arizona are full time survey telescopes looking for earth crossing asteroids

Kitt Peak in the winter with the 4 meter in the background

Kitt Peak emergency water supply

The road to Kitt Peak is a beautiful drive with turn-outs to stop and enjoy the view

On the road up to the top and above the clouds