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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Interesting tour of the facility included several opportunities to view celestial bodies through their 32" telescope. When the sun sets, the 9,000' altitude gets pretty chilly.
Worth every penny
5-hour program includes supper. At altitude of 9157 feet, a clear sky, and using their 24" and 32" telescopes, we were able to see distant stars, galaxies, moon, star clusters, and more. Also saw the...
So glad we did this!
My daughter and I really enjoyed the SkyNights program at Mt Lemmon Observatory. We lucked out and had a very clear night. It was easy to see the stars through the telescopes (24” and 32”) and...