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The Clark Telescope dome in winter

The Clark Telescope dome in winter

PROGRAMMING ALERT: The Clark Telescope is closed for renovation through mid-2015. Daytime Deep Space Tours will still go inside the dome when possible. In the evening, we will use the recently renovated 16-inch McAllister Telescope as our primary telescope for public viewing.

Onsite Private & Group Programs

We offer private and group programs throughout the year for schools and groups that range from one to fifty participants. Choose from a number of multimedia presentations at a variety of levels, building tours, and viewing. All programs are presented by one of our educators. Programs must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance.

All private programs also include access to the Steele Visitor Center’s exhibit hall.

See a description of programs here. Book a program here.

For assistance or questions regarding booking a program, e-mail Samantha Flagg or call 928-856-9484.

Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program

This a science enrichment and outreach program for 5th-8th grade Navajo and Hopi teachers and their classes. The program pairs astronomers with teachers for one year. The astronomer visits the classroom throughout the year, leading astronomy discussions and hands-on activities in collaboration with the teacher. The astronomer also holds star parties at the school and involves tribal educators in presenting traditional astronomical knowledge. The year-long partnership culminates in a field trip to Lowell Observatory in which the students visit the Observatory's Steele Visitor Center during the day and observe on two of our research telescopes at night.

For more information about the Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program, visit the website.

 Visitor Info


Covers day and evening programs; reservations not needed.

Adults: $12

Seniors, AAA, college students: $11

Ages 5–17: $6

Under 5: Free

Members: Free

For general questions about our day and evening programs, call the Visitor Center at (928) 233-3212 during open hours (listed below).

Groups of 15 or more are eligible for a group discount; to qualify, you must make reservations at least 3 weeks in advance. Contact Samantha Flagg by email or phone at 928-856-9484.

2015 Hours

Monday through Saturday
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time year round.
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for the current time in Flagstaff, AZ.

Special Closures in 2015

Jan 1, 2015 - Closed all day

Nov 26, 2015- Closed all day

Dec 25, 2015 - Closed all day