Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
Located in: Northside District
The Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is Tucson's best stargazing destination and home to the largest dedicated public telescopes in the United States. Stargazing programs are offered nightly, year round. Come stand with us on the shores of the cosmic ocean and stare into the vastness of space. Most of humanity never have the opportunity to see the Universe as clearly as visitors do through our Schulman and Phillips telescopes. The rings of Saturn, nebulae and spiral galaxies are all encountered as part of the tour. Guests also enjoy a light dinner, a beautiful sunset from 9,157ft, and the use of binoculars throughout the evening. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased at SkyCenter.arizona.edu. This five hour experience is typically appropriate for participants older than 7 years of age. $65 for adults and $40 for youths younger than 18 years old. For many this is a life-transformative experience. See our TripAdvisor and other social media reviews for other visitors' perspectives.
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Mind-blowing sky gazing
The experience at the UAZ observatories at the peak of Mt Lemmon (yes, two m's; Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon thank you) was perhaps the #1 experience of our week in Tucson. Looking through several telescopes...
Lots of telescope time, program felt slightly disorganized
We got lucky with a great night for stargazing and a smaller group which allowed for a lot of telescope time. The astronomer, Travis, was GREAT. His sense of humor, nerdy anecdotes and overall...
A Night at the (space) Opera
I can't express how much I enjoyed this program, and I can't express enough how much more I would've enjoyed it had a heeded their warnings about temperature. Despite wearing three layers of...