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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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An amazing experience

This was absolutely fascinating. I highly recommend it . I learned wonderful things and the teacher is absolutely excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Mount Lemmon, Arizona
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Mount Lemmon, Arizona
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This was absolutely fascinating. I highly recommend it . I learned wonderful things and the teacher is absolutely excellent

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is not what people think about when visiting Tucson and that really needs to change. This is one of the best and most unique attractions around and should be at the top of the list for what to do in Tucson. As my mother stated after her first visit, "it's like a mini course in astronomy. I can't believe... More 

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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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Tucson
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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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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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