NOAO Kitt Peak


LSST received its federal construction start in August of 2014. This website supports the LSST Project Office in its construction of the facility.

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If you have an accident or feel ill, call for assistance by dialing the mountain emergency telephone number, 8777, or the radio patch, 8721. If there is no immediate answer, DO NOT HANG UP. 8777 rings a sequence of extensions beginning with the reception desk until a responsible person is reached. Follow the Emergency Call Procedure below. In the unlikely event that you are unable to contact anyone on the mountain, dial 911 to talk to a Sells medical dispatcher.

Mountain Administration:
(520) 318-8603
Research Facility/Observer Support:
(520) 318-8135
(520) 318-8211
General Information:
Fast Attack Vehicle:
(520) 349-5785
Telephone Room:
(520) 850-6192
Chemical Spill, KP Emergency:

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Route Map from Tucson to Kitt Peak
Map of Kitt Peak Summit
Kitt Peak Emergency Manual
General Safety Rules
Risk Management Manual

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).   

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