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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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Fantastic experience! Above and beyond my expectations!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a great idea. The trip up the mountain takes a while. Don't underestimate. It is a long program and even in the spring when it is hot down the mountain, it gets pretty chilly at night. The wonderful part was the time spent looking through the amazing telescope. The less wonderful part is Adam Block. He is clearly... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a not to be missed experience when you're in the Tucson area. We live here and have been 2X. Our guide, Adam was incredible and passionate about the program he has developed. I can't stress enough to warm layers upon layers of your warm, winter weather gear so that you can enjoy the whole evening.

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