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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

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Address: The University of Arizona, Mount Lemmon, AZ
Phone Number: 520-626-8122
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This program is about the SkyNights in Tucson and observing the various star forms. It's about 5 hours so be ready to spend some time here. Also, the cold really does get you so I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This program is about the SkyNights in Tucson and observing the various star forms. It's about 5 hours so be ready to spend some time here. Also, the cold really does get you so I recommend you really do dress warmly for this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Tucson you have to do the mount Lemmon scenic drive. It's gorgeous! Then you MUST go the extra mile and purchase tickets to stargazing at the mount Lemmon observatory! Best $$ spent. Matt, our astronomer, was our celestial guide through the galaxies. He first educated us about what we were going to experience. His enthusiasm was... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow. What an experience! Clearly the highlight of our trip to Arizona. It's an experience that everyone should have at least once in their lives. To see the sky from that altitude, with a research-level telescope, and an experienced guide, is a rare opportunity. My family, including my 10-year-old son, had a wonderful time. The pacing of the evening was... More 

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Thank JoeFromBucksCounty
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing stars, planets, nebulae... Kathie taught us how to view by the naked eye, binoculars and the amazing 32 inch Schulmann telescope. This was outside in 20F temperatures so don't underestimate how cold it can be although we were taken back inside at regular intervals to warm up during the 5 hours. Kathie had good knowledge and obviously a great... More 

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Thank ShonzC
Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a very memorable evening with Matt. His talk was informative. The food was simple but good. And it was amazing that we could actually spend hours on a 32 inch telescope looking at highlights in the sky. There were only 13 people in the group so we got to see quite a bit, starting with the green flash... More 

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Thank Dabotofus
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never felt so part of the universe as I did that night. The endless beauty of space right there to touch. I learned more about the cosmos that night. Thanks Cathy!!!

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Thank Chuck Z
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went up Mt. Lemon on a cold, wintery day. The air temp was 23 and snow was on the ground. This is really unusual for Tucson. We wore appropriate clothing and were two of twenty people at the event. The tour included viewing via the telescope, lectures, and dinner. It lasted over four hours. Adam Block hosted the event... More 

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Thank David B
Santee, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I bought tix as a Christmas gift for my star-gazing brother. I know the Big and Little Dippers, but that was the extent of my interest before this adventure. I did this only out of brotherly love and almost chickened out when I found it involved a long mountain drive as I don't like heights. I thought the trip would... More 

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Thank Tauriem5
Tubac, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is a superb event! It would be perfect for all ages and will change how you look up at the stars forever. The dinner was a delicious surprise with asomething for everyone. A must do!

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Thank Margie S
Leander, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Cannot recommend this enough. The ticket price is well worth it - be sure you give yourself enough time to get up the mountain and bring the warmest clothes you own!

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