Keeping an eye on the Sun - so you don't have to!
The Sunspot Astronomy & Visitors Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 1st through October 31st. During the months of November through February, the Visitors Center will close at 4:00pm.
Guided tours start at 2pm, Friday-Monday, in the summer. All guided tours are subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. To arrange a guided tour for a large group, please call the Visitor Center at 575-434-7190.
The Dunn Solar Telescope is the last operational telescope on the site. When in use, the telescope is open to visitors, and visitors are welcome to see the observing room. The telescope does not necessarily adhere to a strict schedule, but typically will be operation early weekday mornings through mid-afternoon. Currently, the telescope is closed to the general public on weekends, due to limited staff availability. Please check with the attendant at the Visitors Center to see if the telescope is open to visitors.