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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We loved this experience! We learned so much. We viewed stars, star clusters, constellations, satellites, Venus, Jupiter, nebula, galaxies, etc. We also watched the sunset from 9100 feet. Just...
Wonderful and Educational, But Hoped for More
This is a great experience, but thought we would see more in regards to colors of constellation and things that appear on the website. Saw many that were so many light years ago, but appeared as...
Disappointment compared to earlier experience
The potential for a great experience is huge. Years ago this program was a fabulous success (taught and guided by its creator Adam Block). As engaging and knowledgeable as our current teacher was...