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My wife and I were entertaining a group of old friends here in Tucson. Just the drive up Mt. Lemmon is beautiful, but when I found out about the SkyCenter it seemed like a great outing for the 13 of us. I was able to...More
This was a terrific to do! From the scenic ride up the mountain in the daytime to the a wee bit scary ride down in the dark but oh my the beautiful sites to behold each way made this a wonderful adventure. The actual tour/program...More
We loved this experience! We learned so much. We viewed stars, star clusters, constellations, satellites, Venus, Jupiter, nebula, galaxies, etc. We also watched the sunset from 9100 feet. Just seeing all the stars without city lights was worth the trip. Dress Warm! It was cold...More
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
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
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
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
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
Date of experience: March 2018
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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
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.
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
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
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 seats are left for any given night.