UWSP belongs to a consortium of research institutions that have contracted with Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona, to operate their 0.9-meter telescope. As a participating member of the consortium, UWSP faculty and students are guaranteed observing time on specified dates throughout the calendar year.
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 and daytime study of the Sun. Sharing the mountaintop site with the National Solar Observatory, KPNO, founded in 1958, operates three major nighttime telescopes and hosts the facilities of consortia which operate 19 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes. Kitt Peak is located 56 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ, in the Schuk Toak District on the Tohono O'odham Nation and has a Visitor Center open daily to the public.
To visit the KPNO website, click here.
Copyright 2007 by T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF