Kitt Peak Observatory Visitor Center and Museum

The Kitt Peak Experience... Like no other

Special Programs Selection Form

Review Currently Available Special Programs and Select a Program and a Date (if more than one available) for Making a Reservation

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Program Location

McMath - Pierce Solar Telescope
Available Seats: 15
Date Selected: 1/30/2015

Program Description


Explore weather in space on Kitt Peak!  This two hour program starting at 11 am will show you how the Sun's cycles affect the Earth.  We will discuss solar flares and CME's.  After this class you will never have to ask what CME stands for again!  

In addition, we will look at our fellow inhabitants of the solar system and see what the weather is like there.  Learn what the environment is like in interstellar space and beyond!

This program is held during the day at the McMath - Pierce Solar Telescope on Kitt Peak.  The weather on Kitt Peak is approximately 10 - 20 degrees cooler than in Tucson.  You will want to wear layers.  While this program is entirely indoors, you will want to walk around the mountain a bit before and after.

This program can be taken in conjunction with the 10am McMath-Pierce tour.  

Space Weather is family friendly!  Kids above age 7 are welcome!

 $20 per person

To make reservations please call the Visitor Center at 520-318-8726.  

You must make reservations prior to the day of the program due to it's early start.  

This program happens regardless of weather
, so if you make a reservation, then the program is happening.  Please arrive on the mountain by 11:15 am and come to the gift shop in the Visitor Center; the program starts at 11:30 am.  

Cancellation within 24 hours of the scheduled program will result in a charge of $10 per person.

No food is served with this program, though you are free to bring your lunch and eat it during the program.

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When you have selected your program and desired date, please click Submit

Please call 520-318-8726 with any questions that you may have.