SkyNights Stargazing Program
You will begin your drive up Mt. Lemmon in the subtropical Sonoran Desert zone and proceed along the scenic Catalina Highway through six distinct ecosystems. It is like driving from Mexico to Canada all in 30 miles. At the end of the road lies the summit of Mt. Lemmon and the SkyCenter, where your astronomical experience begins. After a light meal and an introduction to the cosmos, you will turn your gaze upward and learn the intricacies of navigating the night sky with binoculars and star charts. From there you will travel millions of light years back in time to behold some of the marvels of the universe with the largest public viewing telescope. As you observe the images through the telescope you learn interesting facts and information about each object.
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter runs programs throughout the year for anyone who is interested or even just curious about what lies beyond the horizons.