Programs

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter:  is an exceptional science learning facility located at Steward Observatory's "sky island" observing site.  The SkyCenter builds upon the uniqueness of the 9,157 foot summit of Mt. Lemmon and the extensive knowledge base at the University of Arizona to deliver educational programs.  Part of the Department of Astronomy, The SkyCenter operates under permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

SkyNights StarGazing Program:  is open to the public most Thursday through Sunday nights using the Schulman 32-inch and the Phillips 24-inch Telescopes, the two largest dedicated public telescopes in the Southwest! A unique awe-inspiring opportunity that lets you peer beyond the blue horizons of our southwestern skies and explore the astronomical wonders of the Universe.  This five hour program guides you through navigating the night sky with binoculars and sky charts, to viewing spectacular planets, galaxies, and nebulae. A captivating and one of a kind access to the Universe.  Fun for ages 7 and up...a MUST-SEE experience!  More information...

Astronomer Nights:   provides nearly exclusive, access to our Schulman 32-inch telescope where-by guests are treated like a professional astronomer.  For more information...

Workshops:  For more information....

Remote Observing:  exploring the Universe from the comfort of your own home is every astronomers dream and now a reality at the SkyCenter! For more information...

UA Sky School:  provides year-round residential science programs (1-5 days) to Arizona 4th -12th grade students at a 25-acre campus on Mt. Lemmon and in the Coronado National Forest.  Based at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, programs focus on core University of Arizona science areas such as sky island ecology, geology, tree ring science, and astronomy, and meet state and national science standards.  For more information...