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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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Amazing Experience!

My husband and really enjoyed our evening at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter. It was fascinating and something we will never forget! It is a LONG evening, so prepare yourself and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and really enjoyed our evening at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter. It was fascinating and something we will never forget! It is a LONG evening, so prepare yourself and really do dress warm, we are from Minnesota and even thought it was chilly! I would recommend leaving extra early because the drive up the mountain is wonderful, really wish... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked tour to go on 02/22/2015. We knew it was going to be cold, so we did our best but it ended up being cloudy and windy so we were cold regardless. Due to the clouds we didn't get to see the daytime telescope sightings. The learning center was nice because it was warm and we watched a decent... More 

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ngc1535, Manager at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I have not felt it necessary to respond to customer reviews for the past 4 years because I believe they speak for themselves with respect to the one-of-a-kind experiences we offer. However, in this case I would like to communicate our commitment to visitors to our programs. On nights such as yours we ask intrepid... More 

Sweet Home, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This program was wonderful. Adam Block's program was very interesting and very easy to understand even though I do not know much about astronomy. It is truly an experience most people should have. Looking through the telescope and seeing the pictures Adam has taken of these same objects was fascinating. I have always loved the night sky and now I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I went to the Skycenter, she wasn’t too excited about it but once it was over we both had a great experience. Adam Block was the guide and he did a great job (especially since he handles every part of the experience). The night sky, even without the telescope is absolutely stunning. We saw a huge variety... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Four of us attended the Sky Centre program and were extremely impressed. The amazing experience began with the beautiful and scenic drive up the mountain. Adam's program was fascinating and informative and we saw globular clusters and nebulae up close. Following instructions, we dressed in warm layers and were fine. The meal was filling and what you'd expect to eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My 13 year old Daughter is interested in looking at stars in the night sky. We attended the U of A Mt Lemmon Skycenter observatory. Adam Block is a passionate astronomer with a true gift of presenting an amazing education. The entire program was well thought out and executed. Every minute was fascinating. My Daughter and I shared memories we... More 

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Fairbanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My family and I recently went on this excellent U of A Sky Center tour. The program in general was very well done, with all details carefully planned. The meal was ok- nothing special but decent. More hot drink options would have been nice, since it was cold. Heed the warning about dressing warmly in layers! Adam the guide did... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We've visited Kit Peak & loved the nighttime program, the Mt Lemmon Sky Center run & created by Adam Block is AMAZING!! He makes the unfathomable of outer space topics so interesting & puts them in a prospective that the average person actually understands it. The observation telescope is one of the best- you'll see things not seen anywhere else.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We attended the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory program on December 28. Adam Block runs and delivers this excellent program. He has a unique combination of skills- an astronomer who is also an excellent educator, and amazing photographer as well. We were taken to the observatory and got a quick education on the telescope and then to the learning building for... More 

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West Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
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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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