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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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Awesome stargazing experience

Our host for the evening was Matt. Matt is a very enthusiastic guy and made our experience very special. He kept our attention the whole 5 hours; it is not an easy job to keep the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The drive up to the observatory is wonderful and sets the stage for what would have been a great evening of star gazing at the observatory. This used to be a military installation and several of the buildings are now boarded up and/or not in use. Although you are called the morning of your event to confirm that it will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our host for the evening was Matt. Matt is a very enthusiastic guy and made our experience very special. He kept our attention the whole 5 hours; it is not an easy job to keep the guests entertained for that long. He was also very knowledgeable about the stellar bodies we were viewing. My girlfriend and I had a great... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was an amazing program and I'm so glad that I got the chance to experience the SkyCenter. We went up the mountain on May 12th, 2015 to meet our guide (Eric Shuman) in the evening for the program. Make sure to layer (long sleeve, fleece, hat, gloves, closed shoes) as it gets chilly at 9k feet. You will also... More 

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Reston, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A truly unique opportunity to get your nerd on. You get to check out the galaxies - not to mention several of the planets in our own solar system - through a massive, high-powered telescope. This is not something that the average Joe typically gets to do. A must for the amateur astronomer and quite interesting for a typical star... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a great time learning about astronomical photography, how stars are born, tracking of potentially hazardous near earth objects, and many other interesting topics. Our guide, Eric, did an amazing job keeping the visitors engaged, despite the fact that the weather wasn't cooperating (pretty cloudy night). In the end, however, we were able to see some amazing things, including Jupiter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A must do thing in Tucson.The tour was very informative and amazing. I think everyone should have this experience .

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Wakefield,Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was my first visit to this SkyCenter. The drive up Mt Lemmon is beautiful and there are many different places to stop for scenic vistas. Once you reach a certain point up the mountain, we were met by our guide. Having done this type of thing at another location, we were aware that the evening would be long...but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I found out about this evening of guided star gazing via another Wordpress blogger and I am so glad I was in southern Arizona at the time and able to make a booking. I should say we were also lucky have clear skies since tours are weather dependent. Of course the area gets a remarkable number of cloud free evenings-... More 

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Bedford UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The trip up the mountain is lengthy but fascinating, as you travel through so many types of vegetation. Allow yourself time. At the to, we all parked up by the gate and were escorted up to the centre. Here a bus was used to transport us around, because of the altitude. We had a look at the telescope and sky,... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The SkyCenter on top of Mt. Lemmon offers an amazing Stargazing experience. You'll be able to use professional telescopes to see various interstellar phenomenon. During our trip, we got to see Venus, Mars, Jupiter (including clearly seeing the red dot!), a nebula, a binary star system, the Sombrero galaxy, a beehive star cluster (my favorite!) and more! In addition, you... More 

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Address: Address: The University of Arizona, Mount Lemmon, AZ
Phone Number: 520-626-8122
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Mount Lemmon

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