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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kitt Peak National Observatory

 
 
Kitt Peak National Observatory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 14, 2017
1. Kitt Peak National Observatory Marker
Inscription.
Kitt Peak
National Observatory
Founded 1958
The observatory’s objectives are to
strengthen basic research and education
in astronomy throughout the United States, its
territories and possessions. The observatory is
available to qualified personnel
to conduct research in the field of stellar
and solar astronomy.

 
Location. 31° 57.542′ N, 111° 35.883′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker is on Arizona Route 386 12 miles south of of W. Tucson-Ajo Hwy. (Arizona Route 86), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Tohono O'odham Nation Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Sells AZ 85634, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The McMath Solar Telescope (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The WIYN Observatory (about 600 feet away); The Vacuum Telescope (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steward Observatory (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Kitt Peak National Observatory. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Kitt Peak National Observatory on Wikipedia.
Kitt Peak National Observatory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 14, 2017
2. Kitt Peak National Observatory Marker
Flags of the United States, State of Arizona and the Tohono O'odham Native American Nation
(Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Telescope Domes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 14, 2017
3. Telescope Domes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory
Telescope Domes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 14, 2017
4. Telescope Domes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory
Optical and radio Telescopes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 14, 2017
5. Optical and radio Telescopes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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