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Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

9800 E Ski Run Rd, Mt Lemmon, AZ 85619, USA

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About Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Also known as the Mount Lemmon Infrared Observatory, is an astronomical observatory located on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains approximately 28 kilometers  northeast of Tucson, Arizona . The site in the Coronado National Forest is used with special permission from the U.S. Forest Service by the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory, and contains a number of independently managed telescopes.



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Mount Lemmon0.28km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

It is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Mount Lemmon was named for botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with her husband and E. O. Stratton, a local rancher, by horse and foot in 1881.

Mt Lemmon Ski Valley0.99km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is a recreational ski area in the U.S. state of Arizona, and the southernmost ski destination in the continental United States. Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is located on the slopes of Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona. It is part of the Coronado National Forest, located near the mountaintop village of Summerhaven.

Pusch Ridge Wilderness8.68km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area is a 56,430 acre wilderness area. It is located within the Coronado National Forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Established in 1978, the area varies greatly in elevation and biodiversity, rising from 2,800 feet to over 9,100 feet in elevation.

Catalina State Park11.35km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Catalina State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, that is adjacent to Coronado National Forest on the western slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area14.97km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Sabino Canyon is a significant canyon located in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona. It is a popular recreation area for residents and visitors of Southern Arizona, providing a place to walk, hike or ride. Minutes away from the desert are large waterfalls along Sabino Creek with minor bridges constructed over them. Wildlife in the canyon includes deer, javelina, skunks, tortoises, rattlesnakes, and mountain lions.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun16.4km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Historic District is the artistic manifestation and architecture constructed by Ettore DeGrazia. The property is a series of buildings scattered throughout a natural desert setting. Built in Tucson near the intersection of Swan Road and Skyline the property is now a museum open to the public.

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Pima county is a county in the south central region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county is named after the Pima Native Americans who are indigenous to this area.