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'Arizona Illustrated' presents: UA Science: Sky School

The UA Science Sky School is an outdoor education program run by the university's graduate students. It brings K-12 children out onto Mt. Lemmon to expose them to different fields of science, such as geology, biology and astronomy, which meant Ryan got to learn about rocks from both Earth and space, and even the tiny bugs that caught his attention at the Babad Do’ag trailhead.

Alan Strauss, the director of the Sky Center, said the program is a cooperative effort of different science departments at the UA and their graduate students to “build a bridge between their research and the public.”

The Sky School’s classroom is the entirety of Mt. Lemmon, concluding at the Sky Center campus at the summit of the mountain. Click Here

For the public
For Public

Public events include our Monday Night Lecture Series, world-reknowned Astronomy Camp and Mt Lemmon Sky Center.

For Students

A good place to start if you want to become an undergrad major or grad student, or need to find our schedule of classes.


For Scientists
For Scientists

Find telescopes and instruments, telescope time applications, staff and mountain contacts, and faculty and staff scientific interests.