Kitt Peak Observatory Visitor Center and Museum

The Kitt Peak Experience... Like no other

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Program Location

Kitt Peak Visitor Center

Program Description

Program price: $30

Being able to watch a planet transit the disk of the Sun is a fairly rare event.  Only the transits of Venus and Mercury are visible from Earth. This November 11th you can witness the transit of Mercury,one of only 14 transits this century. Join us on Kitt Peak for this special event, beginning at sunrise and concluding at 11:00.  After a brief presentation, observe with the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope as Mercury moves across the disk of the Sun, a planet in orbit while you watch!  Then use our visitor-center solar telescopes to see the Sun in different wavelengths of light while the transit is still in progress.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view the transit of Mercury at Kitt Peak National Observatory because the next one won’t be until 2032.

Arrival time is 7:00 for the 7:20 tour.

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Available Seats: 20
Date Selected: 11/11/2019

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Please call 520-318-8720 or 520-318-8739 with any questions that you may have.