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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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The Sky Is The Limit on Mt. Lemmon! Great!

One of the "top ten" things to do in Tucson, the Mt. Lemmon Sky Center offers a unique opportunity for visitors to Tucson, to see many of the wonders of the night sky, using... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tucson, AZ
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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the "top ten" things to do in Tucson, the Mt. Lemmon Sky Center offers a unique opportunity for visitors to Tucson, to see many of the wonders of the night sky, using research grade astronomical telesocpes, to view the heavens. At the 9,157 ft. summit of Mt. Lemmon, the highest of the mountains in the Santa Catalina Mountain... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The tour was deeply interesting and very informative. Kathie explained many details about the universe in a non technical way. We enjoyed the evening. thanks to Kathie and greetings from Vienna/Austria

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

First of all, let me tell you to download the free app from U of A for the drive up Mt. Lemmon. And make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to get to the meeting point. Matt and Travis were our guides for the evening. Travis was taking pictures for future publications and some new items for the gift... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We went back up to the top of Mt. Lemmon to visit the U of A's Sky Center and enjoyed the program just as much as the first time. There were clouds blocking a portion of the sky but our guide, Kathie, worked very hard to find other interesting features that we could enjoy. The program is full of information... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We love loved our mini class on astronomy. Ms. K did a fantastic shop making learning objectives very clear and was very engaging. Pacing was great and we had the opportunity to view and identify multiple planets, constellations, star clusters, stars, and orbiting satellites using multiple mediums. Experience was priced right. Fantastic! Dress warm!

Thank Juli T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We went up for the sky gazing trip during our vacation stay in Tucson. We had Kathy as our instructor and she was first rate. She knew everything about the night sky and had a great way of making you feel a part of everything. The view of Jupiter and her 4 moons along with the sunspot on the sun... More 

Thank wrigleyrick
New Ulm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

A must "to do" if in Tucson! This was an amazing trip. Matt was energetic and informative and made the program. Make sure you take their advice and dress warm. We were there when the wind was extremely high and it was cold even for someone from Minnesota. Also, take extra time to get ip the mountain as the scenery... More 

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Little Elm, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Signed up for the astronomical sky tour using the 32" telescope for observations. Because I taught Astronomy to college students way back in the 80's, I was excited to be able to look through a telescope larger than the 16" scope I have. Luckily the sky mostly cleared before we started our observation session. Of all the things we looked... More 

Thank Larry P
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We have lived here for a few years and we're looking for a new experience. It was so worth it. Matt our guide was passionate and extremely knowledgeable. The sky was beautiful and I learned so much. We are definitely going to do this again.

Thank NikiVM
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

What a view! Learned a lot- dress warm! Travis was passionate about his job and very knowledgable. Plan a few extra hours for the drive up as the vistas are fantastic!

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