Photo credit: Stu Jenks, (c) 2010.

VERITAS operates during all moonless time throughout the year except during the monsoons (approx. July - August).  In addition to these dark-times, VERITAS is now operating under partial moonlight which includes all nights except those immediately before and after the full moon.  If you are visiting the Whipple observatory at night, please assume that VERITAS is operating and take the appropriate precautions.

  • If you need to drive into the Whipple observatory at night,  please contact the observers via the radio or phone (1-480-626-2343) to arrange a time window when you can arrive and leave safely.  VERITAS operates on a 20 minute cycle and you cause the least interference if you plan to arrive at the end of one of these cycles.

  • Please observe the general observatory rule of using parking lights only.

  • If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us through the link in the top menu.