The UArizona Bok 2.3-meter Telescope Stands Tall

With its large and distinctively shaped enclosure, the UArizona Bok 2.3-meter Telescope is an imposing structure at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO). It was named after astronomer Bart Bok, a previous director of Steward Observatory, part of the University of Arizona. It is the largest telescope operated solely by Steward Observatory. The data obtained from this telescope was crucial in advancing our understanding of how stars form within galaxies, as detailed in a highly-cited paper by Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. published in 1998.


KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/T. Matsopoulos

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Release date:Sept. 26, 2023, 2:29 p.m.
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