Grand Opening of the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Office and Science Shop

Nov. 8, 2019

Celebrate the Grand Opening at our new location 8892 E. Tanque Verde Rd. We are excited to officially show-off our new office and dedicated Science Shop with an all-day event. We are now conveniently located at the base of Mt. Lemmon in the Bear’s Path Shopping Center before you begin your journey up Catalina Highway to Mt. Lemmon.

Beginning at Sunrise - 11:30 am we will watch the Transit of Mercury through solar telescopes set up outside on the patio of our neighbor Crossroads Coffee Company. Enjoy their wide selection of coffees, drinks, and home-baked goods while watching an event that will take place only 14 times during the 21st century!

From 11:30-3:30 pm, our friends at the UAZ Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab and UA Science: Sky School will have hands-on activities and demonstrations inside our lovely new space.

Then from 5:30-9:00 pm, we will conclude the festivities with a Star Party. So if you've ever wanted to see a planet, globular cluster or galaxy through a high-powered telescope, this is your chance.
Our presenters will be available throughout the event to answer questions about all things space.

Stop in and say hello! Check out our new location and new merchandise! All sales made in the Science Shop and the Gift Shop on-site continue to fund our program.