Spencer's Observatory in Tucson, Arizona

Welcome to Spencer's Observatory!

Tucson’s new, privately-owned observatory located near the southwestern entrance to
Tucson Mountain Park-West next to Cat Mountain Lodge bed and breakfast.


This custom-built observatory has a retractable roof that exposes 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.

Whether it’s your first experience or you’re an old pro at exploring the skies, you will enjoy a personalized, guided Star Tours given by Alison Klesman an practiced astronomer, or by Robby Tackett, an enthusiastic local astronomer and entrepreneur who was instrumental in the observatory construction process and telescope selection. Reservations are available to both the public and Lodge guest. Guided Star Tours are available for individuals and groups. Spencer’s Observatory also has a private patio that offers the perfect setting for small gatherings and intimate Star Parties.

Take advantage of our Special Rates & Packages! Spencer’s Observatory and Cat Mountain Lodge bed & breakfast are part of Cat Mountain Station, a unique artisan shopping center located just down the road from Old Tucson Studios and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Come stay with us and enjoy a quiet and peaceful getaway!