Stargazer  LbNA # 11430

OwnerKristal & Ron    
Placed DateOct 6 2004
LocationTucson, AZ
Found By Squatchis
Last Found Jul 19 2014
Hike Distance?

Kitt Peak in Southern Arizona has the largest collection of telescopes in the world. It is open 9am-3:45pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. A map for self-guided tours is free, or the hour-long guided tour is $2 and leaves three times daily. We placed this box on our way to attend the Nightly Observing Program (NOP). For $36 (discounts for students and seniors) you get a box meal while watching the sunset, instruction on how to find heavenly objects using star charts and binoculars, and several hours in one of the telescopes looking at far-away worlds. We were completely WOW-ed and highly recommend this experience! For more information, call (520) 318-8726 or go to

From Tucson, take I-19 south to the Ajo Way exit. Go West on what is now Route 86 for 38 miles to the Kitt Peak turn-off. Go up the mountain for 11.5 miles to a large scenic overview pull-out on your left. (No need to watch your odometer - the roadside mile markers will count it off for you.) If you see the 6750 ft. elevation sign, you've gone too far.

From the red/white/blue trash can, go 36 paces due East. Raise a hand over your head and wave at us... we can see you from our workplace in Tucson! Now follow the curb on your right 40 paces to a blue sign. Standing under the sign, look for a tree growing out of a rock at 140 degrees from North. The Stargazer is at the base of this tree, under a pile of rocks. Please be careful climbing around near the edge of the cliff!