Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, Mount Lemmon

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  • My family and I visited and were thoroughly impressed. Our hosts Travis and Tracie were very fun, friendly an super knowledgeable. The night ran smoothly from viewing the sun with filters, to sunset v...  more »
  • 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 ou...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Perfect place to see the stars. Dress in layers. It sure gets chilly at that elevation.

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