05April Update: MDM Information Regarding Covid-19

Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:16 PM

MDM Observatory, as well as all of Kitt Peak National Observatory, remains closed for science operations.  Telescopes and systems remain in stasis, awaiting the go-ahead to return to science.  Meanwhile, the State of Arizona has issued stay-at-home orders for all non-essential services.  While the science we facilitate is certainly critidcal to the world of astronomy, it is not critical in the life-and-death scenario our nation currently faces.  In the meantime, still ay home.  Stay safe.  Do what you can to slow the spread of this virus.  We will see this from the other side eventually.

Please check back frequently as this may be updated or revised as necessary.  Thanks for your understanding and cooperation as we all work through the most appropriate way to navigate through these decisions.