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Can't overstate what a great time we had

My wife and I were entertaining a group of old friends here in Tucson. Just the drive up Mt. Lemmon... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
Star gazing to the max!

This was a terrific to do! From the scenic ride up the mountain in the daytime to the a wee bit... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank oilguy57
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Angela B
Reviewed May 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank David E
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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank MDoeson
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ian S
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank nbaskin
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

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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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January 9, 2018|
Response from Alan S | Property representative |
Thanks for the question... Yes! If we cancel for weather reasons we fully refund your ticket.
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