ONE DAY EVERYONE WILL
WALK OUT UNDER A STARRY
SKY THEY UNDERSTAND
STAR TOURS IS A JOURNEY
Thousands of visitors to the Lake Tahoe region have become connected with the cosmos at Tahoe Star Tours. Our mission is to open imaginations, ﬁll minds with the science of the cosmos, and thrill visual senses with cosmic views through amazing Celestron telescopes.
Tahoe Star Tours is sponsored by Celestron telescopes and is a proud member of Team Celestron since 2014.
We guarantee that Star Tours will be an astronomy experience like no other in the world.
Each Star Tour begins with a greeting. During the greeting we learn about each other, share stories, ask and answer questions, and share a bit of Poastromy (astro poetry) to open the imagination.
Next a lively science presentation will help open your mind to wonder about your place in the cosmos. Everyone becomes a Star Guide, and has a chance to win a prize during the space quiz.
The end is really not the end, it’s the beginning. The beginning of exploring the cosmos through the eyepiece of amazing Celestron telescopes. Looking at stars and galaxies, galactic clusters, globular clusters, and nebulae. We begin asking questions and finding answers, we expand our understanding of the cosmos.
Dark Skies Cosmoarium closed for the summer of 2020 due to Covid-19. Returning in June of 2021.
The Dark Skies Cosmoarium is located in the Castle Peak parking lot area of Northstar California Ski Resort featuring choreographed astronomy shows and docent guided viewing through computerized Celestron telescopes every Thursday and Saturday during the summer from June 13 to August 31.
The Dark Skies Cosmoarium has an elevation of 6400 feet with unobstructed horizons and
20.5 mags/arcsecond^2 Skies: visual limiting mag. 5.5.
Ticket Price: Adults $45, Children (12 and under) $25 (Children 3 and under) Free
Features (included in ticket price):
Free parking (parking lot #1)
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
Celestron Telescopes (operated by Tahoe Star Tours)
Binoculars (for guest use)
Dog friendly (dogs must be on a leash)
Shows begin at 8:15 with an orientation in Parking lot #1 of Castle Peak at Northstar, and end at 10:30 PM (weather permitting). Shows are not cancelled for partial cloudy skies. Fire pits may not be allowed due to severe fire conditions.
8:15 Checkin and greeting (parking lot #1)
8:40 Astronomy talk and s’mores at the fire pits
9:15 Telescope viewing through computerized Celestron telescopes
Remember to dress warm. Mountain temperatures can be cool!
Northstar Nordic Center
PEOPLE AND PLACES WE
LOVE TO STARGAZE WITH
An outdoor sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar brings guests signature relaxed California luxury year round at the leading family resort, offering skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, events and much more.
Tahoe Adventure Company
Experience adventure with Tahoe Adventure Company
Astronomers Without Borders
Astronomers Without Borders is dedicated to fostering understanding and goodwill across national and cultural boundaries by creating relationships through the universal appeal of astronomy.
International Dark Sky Association
The mission of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting.
EarthSky, A Clear Voice for Science
Throughout the world, Celestron telescopes have become the “telescope of choice” for the consumer that can differentiate between brands. Major colleges and universities worldwide use Celestron telescopes in their astronomy programs. Moreover, its solid and esteemed reputation in the scientific community has reached NASA, who selected Celestron’s C5 telescope as the telescope to be taken on several space shuttle research missions.
Accent Nevada is the perfect musical accompaniment for whatever event you are planning.
Astronomical Society of Nevada
Supporting programs in Astronomy and related sciences in northern Nevada since 1934
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