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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

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Address: The University of Arizona, Mount Lemmon, AZ
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The drive passes through four climate zones and it gets very cold at night at the top. The presentation is very informative and interesting... and 99% correct. (Sorry, I have a lot of astronomy knowledge.) The telescope shown is 32" diameter, the largest public access telescope available. You will see a variety of what is up at the time: We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We've been to Kitt Peak and wanted another taste of star gazing, and this place didn't disappoint. Our guide, Travis, was very knowledgeable and had a very nice way of explaining complicated astronomical stuff in a non-complicated way. It was so amazing to see Mars, Uranus, M31 (The Andromeda Galaxy), M45 (The Pleiades) and lots of other objects directly through... More 

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