Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter: SkyNights StarGazing Program – Astronomer Nights Observing

Astronomer Nights is a Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter program in which visitors observe as professional astronomers for a night.

As a visitor for this extended observing program, YOU become the astronomer investigating the cosmos and deciding how the night unfolds. This unique astronomical experience includes

  • observing at a telescope with an astronomer/guide
  • acquiring high-quality data
  • lodging on-site in astronomer dormitories, and
  • data and image collection assisted by an astrophotographer

If the visiting astronomer(s) prefer, the telescope can be used to do visual observing as well.

This activity includes admission for up to four people. Groups larger than four can be accommodated with an appropriate adjustment in the program fees. There are no prerequisites, background knowledge or experience needed to enjoy this overnight adventure!

Observational astronomy at the SkyCenter uses our telescopes, sensitive CCD cameras, and other resources on the summit of Mt. Lemmon to peer deep into space. The purpose of your visit can be to see how these observations are made or to pursue a more detailed analysis of the data and its importance to astronomy. Indeed, your work might offer a direct and significant contribution to the field: asteroids, supernovae, and other transient events are all potential surprises of the program!

The rate for AstronomerNights is $1500 per night for up to four people, including dinner, snacks, and lodging.¬†¬†Reservations are fully refundable up to one month prior to the date of participation. Cancellation with less than one month’s notice is subject to a 50% fee. Cancellation with less than one week notice is subject to no refund.

  • Audience: Adult, Teen, Youth
  • Genre: Space & Astronomy
  • Type: Presentation

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Jun 15 2022


5:15 pm - 11:55 pm



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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
9800 Ski Run Rd. Mt., Lemmon, AZ, 85619


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