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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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