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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Educational & Fun
My family and I visited and were thoroughly impressed. Our hosts Travis and Tracie were very fun, friendly an super knowledgeable. The night ran smoothly from viewing the sun with filters, to sunset...
A rare opportunity to view beyond our galaxy!
The SkyCenter observatory offers small groups (up to 20) individuals the opportunity enjoy personal viewing - through the eyepiece of the Schulman 32 inch telescope - of celestial bodies way beyond...
Awesome viewing experience!
Kudos to Vanessa, Tracie and Travis for being excellent hosts, a well prepared buffet dinner (yes, not just a sandwich box), and your friendly, helpful guidance, interpretations and learned answers...