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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

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Address: The University of Arizona, Mount Lemmon, AZ
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+1 520-626-8122

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Excellent SkyNight Adventure at Mt Lemmon

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our SkyNight program at Mt Lemmon Observatory. Our group included people ranging in age from about 10 to 70 and each of us learned a great deal... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our SkyNight program at Mt Lemmon Observatory. Our group included people ranging in age from about 10 to 70 and each of us learned a great deal during our visit. Fortunately, the night was crystal clear, so viewing the stars through the telescopes, binoculars, or the naked eye was easy. Our guides, Alessandro and... More 

Thank Julie32159
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alan and Travis were so knowledgeable and fun! They answered questions thoroughly and put explanations in lay men's terms so that everyone in our party could either get their geek on or just look in wonder and awe. Excellent website and exchange of information via email after reservation. Take all their suggestions to heart especially about dressing warmly. The ability... More 

Thank angelahuberty
Ringwood, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our presenter, Travis, was incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic! He took the time to answer any and all questions we had. Although we didn't get a chance to see any planets or moons during the night because of the time of year we visited, seeing nebulas, star clusters and stars was exciting enough! I would come back here in a heartbeat... More 

Thank danielleshphrd
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

You don't often get opportunities like this, so if you are ever in the area do it! Loved every minute, from meeting at the gate to the final close ups of the moon. Travis is a great teacher, so enthusiastic and patient with those of us who need a bit of extra help. The group dynamic makes it a fun... More 

Thank Caroline M
Pineville, Missouri
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431 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I'm no scientist, but I do watch the Discovery Channel. For the layman this is a great chance to not only view some remarkable things through a telescope, but to also learn a lot about our galaxy and beyond. Don't every underestimate their insistence on dressing warm. Take everything you can wear and then buy some more. It is cold.... More 

Thank recorder
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

First off, the crew was very kind and full of info. The telescope was amazing as well as the history surrounding the site. Something we would definately do again.

Thank James K
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20 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Twenty of us enjoyed a short trip around the multi-telescope facility, a light dinner with a video and talk demonstrating the immensity of our universe and a couple of hours taking turns looking at stellar and interstellar objects though a respectable size (32 inch) reflecting telescope. Our host and his assistant were pleasant and professional but not fully trained as... More 

Thank Ron K
long island, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Our first visit to this fabulous facility, and I hope not our last. Great, gorgeous drive through multiple climate zones. Make sure to stop at the overlooks for the scenery. Tour begins at 3:00 so don't be late. Well worth the price of admission - over 5 hours, great guides, amazing views, dinner and photography, beautiful sunset and, of course,... More 

3 Thank Idranet
Tucson, AZ
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

As an early Christmas present to my son and family, we spent a wonderful evening, led by Travis, gazing through binoculars, and the 32 inch Schulman telescope. Grandchildren ages 8, 9, and 11 enjoyed the entire program, despite the chilliness of the event. It reached the low 30's, so dressly as warmly and layered as you can. This was my... More 

2 Thank AZGR8BNB
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A lot of fun and a great adventure into the past!! The drive is beautiful. We booked on a near new moon and the sky was lit up by the stars. Travis, Bill, and Barry were great hosts. Food was good and filling. 16 year old son was intrigued the whole time. Dressing warm is not a joke if you... More 

1 Thank Michael M

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