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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

Address: The University of Arizona, Mount Lemmon, AZ
Phone Number: 520-626-8122
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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West Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was an unique experience for touring the observatory site & leaned more from the lecture . I would definitely go again for longer moonless , clear night in the late spring or early summer (before Monsoon sets in) . Also, it was amazed to view the nebula & clusters - yes very impressive !

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Duarte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We did the evening program at the SkyCenter and it was impressive - we saw many, many things and learned quite a bit without feeling overwhelmed. Worth a visit if you want to be "wowed" by the night sky.

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a GREAT experience for all people 10 years and above. Adam Block is a knowledgeable articulate guide for your viewing of the space. You will learn things you never knew and enjoy the experience! The dinner was surprisingly good and we even saw wild turkeys and cattle. The color in the universe was shown and amazed us! Any... More 

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Sahuarita, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A very good program with lots to see and learn. Adam is a superb host/lecturer and keeps things moving along at a good pace. TAKE ALL THE WARM CLOTHING AND OUTERWAER YOU HAVE. A very good evening.

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Surprise, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

So incredibly impressed after our trip to Mt Lemmon! Program leader, Adam Block, is a "test" to the fact that our universe is a spectacular and amazing wonder of the world! So blessed to be among the small percentage of humanity that get to observe our stars, galaxies and constellations in this manner!

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Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My 11 year old son and I loved our trip to the observatory... So educational loved all of it. We viewed the sun, talked about the various telescopes and what they are used for, watched and talked about the beautiful sunset, heard amazing talks and watched incredible videos, and of course got to view the wonderous night sky in all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was not sure what to expect from this experience and am not a huge astronomy fan, so I was extra pleased to discover what an amazing opportunity this is. I thought 5 hours was a long time to spend, but it went so fast and I would have loved to stay for longer to see and learn even more.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The 5 star ratings for this event are spot on. Truly outstanding... Adam is a fount of knowledge and passionate about visitors being able to view the stars and far-off galaxies in our wonderful night sky. The food was also much better than expected. Our daughter and son-in-law were visiting from their home in USVI and this was on the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have participated twice in this amazing program and will certainly go again. Adam is an amazing communicator and brings the vastness and beauty of the cosmos alive and makes its wonders accessible during his presentations. To be at the facility, just to be able to watch the movements of the observatory and telescope are thrilling. It's a fun and... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Adam Block was our expert on this very informative and fun journey through the galaxy. Adam is an astronomer (and astrophotographer!) who partners with the University of AZ to produce these public outreach projects/classes. During his 5 hour session you'll learn the basics about the cosmos before using high-power binoculars and NASA-grade telescopes to view stars, galaxies and planets. We... More 

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