National Solar Observatories, Kitt Peak

Data Center Description
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. Founded in 1958, KPNO operates three major nighttime
telescopes, shares site responsibilities with the National Solar
Observatory and hosts the facilities of consortia which operate
19 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes.


[Summary provided by KPNO.]