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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

The University of Arizona, Mount Lemmon, AZ
+1 520-626-8122
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Wonderful and Educational, But Hoped for More

This is a great experience, but thought we would see more in regards to colors of constellation and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David E
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Pacific, Missouri
Disappointment compared to earlier experience

The potential for a great experience is huge. Years ago this program was a fabulous success... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
MDoeson
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Tucson, AZ
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“sky center” (25 reviews)
“adam block” (52 reviews)
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The University of Arizona, Mount Lemmon, AZ
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+1 520-626-8122
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"light dinner"
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"kitt peak"
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"winter clothing"
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"light years"
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"dress warm"
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"provided binoculars"
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"celestial bodies"
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"telescope viewing"
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"birthday present"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great experience, but thought we would see more in regards to colors of constellation and things that appear on the website. Saw many that were so many light years ago, but appeared as clusters....not visible to human eye or smaller telescope. Best...More

Thank David E
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

The potential for a great experience is huge. Years ago this program was a fabulous success (taught and guided by its creator Adam Block). As engaging and knowledgeable as our current teacher was (Travis), the program just isn't as refined as it once was. And...More

Thank MDoeson
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time viewing stars, star clusters and constellations with our guide. The provided dinner which consisted of sandwiches, fruit, chips, salad and drinks. Food was good. I will say to dress warm!! We had hats, scarfs & gloves (and cuddle duds) but it...More

Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We decided to get tickets to go up Mt Lemmon to the observatory. They recommended wearing winter clothing as it does get cold. The program and the viewing with the telescope were great. There is even a light meal included. The guides were very knowledgeable....More

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

First I want to say that the people were very nice and they fully refunded us. However, we were sadly disappointed in everything. My son is having a space themed birthday this month and I got us all tickets as a birthday present. I've always...More

Thank nbaskin
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Alan S, Manager at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

We are sorry that the weather was prohibitive on the evening to which you changed your reservation, and recognize your frustration at not being able to stargaze with us during your vacation. We appreciate your suggestion to clarify the language regarding cloudy nights and are...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We loved our tour. Our guide (Travis) was a great and knowledgeable. A rudimentary understanding of the cosmos, stars and galaxies helps, but is not necessary to enjoy the experience. I will recommend this for future visitors.

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

I was never an astronomy fan but my husband is so I went as a tag a long....wow, I am so glad I did! The emails we received prior to the event were absolutely critical - we dressed for the very cold temps and arrived...More

Thank Gina A
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

My husband and I jumped on this tour on the recommendation of a friend - not really knowing much about it - and it was fantastic! Withing the first hour or so we had been able to view two stars during the daytime since the...More

Thank sullivus
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Most of the members of our group (family with young adult children) really enjoyed the experience. It's educational and different. A couple warnings, the program is 5 hours long and would not be suitable for small children or easily bored children. Also it does get...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This program is very organized, with notifications on the day of and directions from beginning to end. Travis, our guide is passionate, informative and humourous. The dinner was croissant sandwiches, chips, green salad, cookies. Adequate for the event. As other reviewers have stressed, it is...More

1  Thank happymamma
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RickandJudyH
January 9, 2018|
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Response from Alan S | Property representative |
Thanks for the question... Yes! If we cancel for weather reasons we fully refund your ticket.
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rmclean4
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Alan S | Property representative |
As Michael indicated above- we almost always sell out this time of year, about 2 weeks in advance. Information on our website skycenter.arizona.edu and you can see the calendar to purchase tickets that indicates how many... More
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