Viaje al Universo is an annual week-long program for schools, families and the public in the NOIRLab host communities of La Serena/Coquimbo and engages staff in local classrooms and public events.
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We’re aware that many people are eager to come visit Kitt Peak by car, bicycles or even on foot. The public Arizona State Route 386 up to Kitt Peak National Observatory is still closed by ADOT
While the road to Kitt Peak is still closed, we are gradually reopening the exclusive Overnight Telescope Observing Program starting Saturday, 15 April 2023.This custom program gives you the full observatory experience and makes up to 4 guests visiting astronomers at Kitt Peak. Book your tickets on Eventbrite
AstroDay is one of NOIRLab’s longest-running educational programs. AstroDay Chile aligns with the National Day of Astronomy in Chile.
Several of our educational activities across all locations in Arizona, Chile and Hawai‘i focus on observations of the night sky and its phenomena, such as constellations, lunar phases or the planets.
Vera C. Rubin Observatory brings the power of real data and interactive learning to educators and students around the world. Explore exciting topics in astronomy and astrophysics with our user-friendly investigation tools
The NOIRLab facilities in Chile, Tucson, and Hawai‘i engage in myriad community events ranging from public star parties to science fairs and even parades!
Star Educators is NOIRLab’s teacher training program, and encompasses the many workshops and training opportunities we participate in at all of our locations.
Teaching with Telescopes is designed to help teachers bring small telescopes into the classroom with a focus on the Galileoscope, a low-cost, high-optical-quality telescope designed to let students recreate Galileo’s historic observations.
The Gemini Card Game is a cooperative game for 2 to 4 players who work together to complete science programs over the course of a semester. Experience the complex decisions required to run a world-class observatory and the excitement of contributing to a team as you provide researchers with their precious data and contribute to expanding the knowledge of the Universe.
Globe at Night is an online international citizen science program to raise awareness of the issues of light pollution by inviting people from all over the world to measure and submit their local night sky brightness observations.
Project ASTRO is implemented in partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and focuses on connecting scientists with teachers and families.
Journey Through the Universe is the longest-running (17 years and counting!) local outreach program in the Gemini North host communities on Hawai‘i Island.
This monthly online program shares the science and technology of NOIRLab with a global audience and features staff, users, and other stakeholders as special guests.
With the support of Kitt Peak National Observatory, NOIRLab (formerly NOAO) has been working with the Tohono O’odham Nation on formal and informal programs since 2006.
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