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A rare opportunity to view beyond our galaxy!

The SkyCenter observatory offers small groups (up to 20) individuals the opportunity enjoy personal... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert M
Leawood, Kansas
Awesome viewing experience!

Kudos to Vanessa, Tracie and Travis for being excellent hosts, a well prepared buffet dinner (yes... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The SkyCenter observatory offers small groups (up to 20) individuals the opportunity enjoy personal viewing - through the eyepiece of the Schulman 32 inch telescope - of celestial bodies way beyond our solar system. The evening starts with the group convening at the gates to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Kudos to Vanessa, Tracie and Travis for being excellent hosts, a well prepared buffet dinner (yes, not just a sandwich box), and your friendly, helpful guidance, interpretations and learned answers. We have been to Kitt Peak and Mauna Kea, and by far the 32” and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank HOUBONN
Reviewed November 7, 2018

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
5  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
4  Thank Almost21Gal
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
5  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
4  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
4  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
1  Thank Suzanne B
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
1  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

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February 20, 2019|
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Response from oilguy57 | Reviewed this property |
You will prepay with a credit card. They asked for 1/2 at time of booking and the other half 1 week before your visit. The young woman (Vanessa) who I spoke with was super helpful and very patient with all my questions.
Jose A
April 26, 2018|
Response from oilguy57 | Reviewed this property |
The Catalina Highway is winding and long, but it is well-maintained and marked. It is a little challenging, but I wouldn't call it dangerous at all. The biggest problem comes from other drivers who are impatient and want to... More
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.