Spencer's Observatory | Tucson Guided Star Tours
Spencer's Observatory | Tucson Guided Star Tours
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Spencer's Observatory Logo and the night sky.


Explore the night skies at Spencer’s Observatory, located next to Cat Mountain Lodge and Roadside Inn. Whether it’s your first experience or you’ve been stargazing in Tucson for years, you will enjoy a personalized guided star tour of Southwest Arizona’s dark skies with several large telescopes. This custom-built observatory has a private patio with a retractable roof that offers a comfortable and peaceful place to indulge your astronomy bug. Our patio opens up to a panoramic view of the exceptionally dark skies that blanket the Tucson Mountain Range and is home to a Celestron 14” SCT telescope on a GoTo Mount, a 10” Meade LX200 SCG telescope and a Piggy Back 4” Stellar View Refractor. Enjoy Arizona’s beautiful evenings with a star party under Tucson’s dark skies – give us a call to book your tour today!

Open 7 days a week,
sundown to sunrise

2720 S. Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85735

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Rates for Guided Star Tours:

3-Hours $175

2-Hours $125

$25 discount for B&B guests.
Additional people, $15 each (10 maximum).
Available for groups of 1-10

Star Guides:

Robby Tackett is the creator and a Star Guide for Spencer’s Observatory and is an independent scholar of astronomy. He has owned telescopes for about 20 years, and reads everything he can get his hands on about the subject. Victor Sunstar is one of the other Star Guides. He’s a writer, astronomer and sun dial maker.

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Spencer's Observatory Telescopes
Victor Sunstar gives a star tour of Tucson's night skies
Star Gazing At Spencer's Observatory with Telescope
Moon At Spencer's Observatory