Today I went up to the Kitt Peak Visitors Centre to check out their outreach initiatives and giftshop/etc. This is the visitor centre building.
That’s right, the visitor centre has its own observatory. In fact, the visitor centre has at least 3 telescopes! Impressive. In the centre they had a number of small exhibits and information on the mountain/observatories/history/etc. Very fun, I found a very large meteorite:
I already posted this pic in twitter today, but it warrants another post here. This telescope is so big, the instrument+detector are as tall as me!
While I don’t appreciate the clouds at night, they make for an amazing sunrise