Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, Mount Lemmon

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  • If you like to see what's 'our there', this is for you. It was fabulous to be able to look through the telescope and see stars, and planets, and a great view of the moon!!!!  more »
  • My husband and I were so impressed at how informative and organized this event was. Travis and Gustavo were such professionals and great astronomers. This event was awesome in all respects  more »
  • My husband and I participated in the Lemmon SkyCenter Valentines Event. Travis and Tracy were our hosts. Their genuine warmth, vast knowledge, and enthusiasm were infectious. The event was very...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to get away from the desert floor. Cool. Relaxing. Can get busy, but people are generally well behaved.
  • Have spent several nights here with an advanced astrophotography program. Accommodations are rather sparse, but the food was very good, beds comfortable enough. The skies were great, much better than back at home, the program put on by Adam Block was top notch and worth the money spent. Highly recommended.
  • World-class experience viewing the sky thru 32" telescope, with PhDs on hand to guide and answer questions. Plus jaw-dropping surroundings! It's very seasonal and not cheap, but if you get a chance to catch this, it is not to be missed!
  • You know I suggest they build a motel and charge accordingly for rooms to rent I bet you you can pack the hotel every night for Star parties I would certainly consider Camp on the mountain every night if you haven't been up here you are missing the best experience of your stargazing lifetime the telescope is beautiful the instructors are highly knowledgeable or Heavenly knowledgeable in that sense it is very much worth every penny to go up and spend an evening at Mount Lemmon Sky Center
  • We went for the Messier Marathon Mar 30 having done an evening program there a few years ago with the Smithsonian. We were expecting a much smaller group. we had read 7 to 20 people. 42 people is just too many; leading to lines to see into the telescopes. I get that it was a marathon but still it is nice to have at least a few seconds to see clearly. Also we were surprised to be put into a room (4 bunk beds) with another couple. We were told to bring our own sleeping bags but no one mentioned sharing a room which was just dismal. The other couple napped at different times from us, and texting in the middle of the night just atrocious behavior in a room share. (I'm sure they were not thrilled to have us come in when they were sleeping either) The center did have nice food , an evening snack and morning breakfast and of course the staff is just terrifically knowledgeable (they get a 5 but the room business took away a lot of enjoyment) We also went to Kitt Peak and I recommend that more.
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