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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter



The University of Arizona Mount Lemmon SkyCenter is Tucson's best stargazing destination and home to the largest dedicated public telescopes in the United States. Stargazing programs are offered nightly, year round. Come stand with us on the shores of the cosmic ocean and stare into the vastness of space. Most of humanity never have the opportunity to see the universe as clearly as visitors do through our Schulman and Phillips telescopes. The rings of Saturn, nebulae and spiral galaxies are all encountered as part of the tour.

Guests also enjoy a light dinner, a beautiful sunset from 9,157 ft, and the use of binoculars throughout the evening. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased at SkyCenter.arizona.edu and 520-626-8122. This five hour experience is typically appropriate for participants older than 7 years of age (call us if you have an enthusiastic young astronomer). For many this is a life-transformative experience.

The SkyCenter is also recognized internationally for producing award winning astrophotography using the same telescopes that are available to visitors. Images have been highlighted by NASA, TIME, National Geographic, the Royal Observatory and many others.

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1540 East 2nd Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Phone: (520) 626-8122
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