Latest Kitt Peak Stories

2007-07-09 06:20:00

A wildfire that spread to more than 3,500 acres Sunday was inching closer to Kitt Peak National Observatory and churning across a mountain range the Tohono O'odham consider to be sacred. As of Sunday night, Kitt Peak's 23 telescopes were safe. But flames cut across the Baboquivari Mountains, about 50 miles southwest of Tucson, leaving disparate patches of hot spots as they consumed trees and brush. It was unclear how close the blaze was to Baboquivari Peak, which tribal members view as the...

2005-06-17 14:24:54

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The National Science Foundation agreed to halt construction of a $13 million mountainside telescope complex after an American Indian tribe filed a federal lawsuit claiming the site is sacred. The foundation said it will work with the Tohono O'odham Nation to assess the environmental and cultural value of the Kitt Peak area before resuming work on what the lead scientist said would be the most advanced system of its kind in the northern hemisphere. "We are being very...

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