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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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totally in a league of its own...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Maria was our guide for the night. I can't say enough good things - she taught us so much and really made this information accessible to a group that was probably an age range of 7-70. It was 100% worth the money and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in astronomy. It is a very long... More 

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Birchwood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Adam Block, who has won numerous awards for his astral photography, runs this program. He is extremely knowledgeable. He was able to explain the enormity of space in a way that I could grasp. He points out stars, nebulas and other amazing astrological sights. We saw these through binoculars and/or the observatory's magnificent telescope. I would definitely recommend that everyone... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is the third time that we have gone to Mount Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory. Each time it gets better and better. Adam Block is a gifted teacher and amazing deep-space photographer! We will go back again and again. Who wouldn't for the Orian Nebula or an "Iridium flare"??? Fabulous.

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Ulm, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Travis was the perfect guide for our evening of star gazing at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory. Our party of 4 allowed extra time to drive to the top of Mt. Lemmon in order to stop at Windy Point to enjoy a short walk and take in the incredible views. We were met at the parking lot in front of... More 

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Boyne City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We did not know what to expect. This was our first astronomical experience. It turned out to be a delight. Time and dollars well spent on a special experience. Dress warm, relax and be prepared to be amazed!

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