Visitors Guide to the Kitt Peak Observatories

Written in Cooperation with Kitt Peak National Observatory, a division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)

Operated by

The Association of Universities for Research In Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) in under Cooperative Agreement with the National Science Foundation

Leslie Sage and Gail Aschenbrenner


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First published in print format 2004

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The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) is a consortium of universities, and educational and other non-profit institutions, that operates world-class astronomical observatories. The mission of AURA is to advance astronomy and related sciences, to articulate policy and respond to the priorities of the astronomical community, and to enhance the public understanding of science. AURA's astronomy centers include the Gemini Observatory telescopes in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and Cerro Pachon, Chile; the National Optical Astronomy Observatory telescopes in Kitt Peak, Arizona, and Cerro Tololo, Chile; and the National Solar Observatory telescopes in Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, and Kitt Peak, Arizona.

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) was formed to consolidate all AURA-managed ground-based observatories under a single Director. NOAO's purpose is to provide the best-ground-based astronomical telescopes to the nation's astronomers, to promote public understanding and support of science, and to advance all aspects of US ground-based astronomical research. As a national facility, NOAO telescopes are open to all astronomers regardless of institutional affiliation. NOAO is funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by AURA.

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