Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, Mount Lemmon

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  • September 6, 2017
    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 i...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    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 knowled...  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    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 clothing,...  more »
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  • March 20, 2017
    Amazing experience for anyone visiting the Tuscon area who is even mildly interested in astronomy! The instructors were knowledgable, fun and answered any questions that we had. Would recommend visiting during a time where the moon and/or planets are visible in the night sky- but regardless, seeing stars through the telescopes was still completely worth it. The drive up Mt Lemmon was beautiful and the sunset we saw from the top of the mountain was exceptional. We will definitely return on our next visit and hope to take part in Astronomers Night next time! Special thanks to Travis, our wonderful instructor!
  • June 5, 2017
    Really great time! Steward observitory has been around longer then most of Tucson, because of this Tucson has many light pollution restrictions making it perfect for observing the sky. Largest telescope open to the public in the southwest. Don't be inconsiderate of others and show up on time.
  • September 23, 2016
    If you are in Tucson then you owe it to yourself to do this tour. Travis Deyoe was our tour guide and he was truly great. This experience will sit with me for the rest of my life. I saw the rings of Saturn through a telescope *drops mic*
  • September 15, 2016
    Some of the best views in the world in my opinion. Beautiful mountain top. Hike around the observatory to the meadow! It's worth it.
  • June 27, 2016
    Came here for their star-gazing and it was a great experience. Our tour guide, Matt, was energetic and knowledgeable and kept us entertained and engaged, even when we were freezing. The groups can be pretty big so you don't get that much time looking at each object through the telescope. The meal they provided was typical sandwiches but the amount was quite generous. I think they could streamline the process a little better so you don't have to take a ride in their shuttle quite so often but it was still a unique and educational trip. FYI, I went in early April and it was cooolldd up there so come prepared.

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