Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
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 9,157 ft, 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. $75 for adults and $50 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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Fabulous, can't recommend highly enough. To see such far away objects in the telescope is out of this world. Do it, do it, do it !!!
Sunsets, moon light, and stars
We are novices in the astronomy world. With very little understanding or history of looking up into the sky we walked away from the evening event with a head full of images that will last forever...
This visit was great, well organized, everything on time, dinner was better than similar program at Kitt Peak, 32" telescope was fantastic, well done explanations, very knowledgeable personnel, great...