Kitt Peak National Observatory – Night Tour

April 21, 2020

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Travel with us to Kitt Peak in the Quinlan Mountains west of Tucson. Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy. We start at the Visitor Center, where we will examine the astronomy exhibits and meet our knowledgeable and informative docents. While enjoying a box dinner, we receive an introduction to astronomy and the night sky. After a short walk to view the sunset, we will learn how to identify stars and the constellations. Once back outside, we will explore the night skies with high-powered binoculars before viewing impossibly distant objects through the 2.1-meter domed telescope. Come along with us and discover your universe!

Warm clothes are a must. Good walking shoes (closed toe), pants (not shorts) and a jacket are highly recommended.

(In case of inclement weather, we reserve the right to insert an alternate astronomy program presented by Kitt Peak.)

We pickup and dropoff at Ajo and Mission on this tour for no additional cost!


Transportation

Motorcoach

Duration

8 Hours

Activity Level

Moderate

Meal Included

Box dinner

Availability

Available


Tour Highlights

  • Roundtrip transportation from Tucson
  • Tour Kitt Peak
  • Box dinner

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach
  • Tour fee at Kitt Peak
  • Box dinner
  • Bus refreshments
  • Services of a tour director
  • Driver tip


Itinerary

While enjoying a box dinner, we receive an introduction to astronomy and the night sky. After a short walk to view the sunset, we will learn how to identify stars and the constellations. Once back outside, we will explore the night skies with high-powered binoculars before viewing impossibly distant objects through the 2.1-meter domed telescope. Come along with us and discover your universe!

We pickup and dropoff at Ajo and Mission on this tour for no additional cost!


Package Pricing

$120 per person

Package price

Deposit: n/a

Price Includes

Roundtrip transportation via motorcoach
Tour fee at Kitt Peak
Box dinner
Bus refreshments
Services of a tour director
Driver tip


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all, and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.


EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Warm clothes are a must. Good walking shoes (closed toe), pants (not shorts) and a jacket are highly recommended.

ALTERNATE PROGRAM

In case of inclement weather, we reserve the right to insert an alternate astronomy program presented by Kitt Peak.

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