We will start out with an introduction to the night sky by introducing the constellations and the movement of stars and their locations and distance relative to us here on earth . Next we will enter the observatory and explain the telescope mount, the telescope, and eyepieces that we will be using. The rest of the time we will spend looking through the scope and observing the highlights of the night sky. Depending on the time of year it will include a combination of galaxies, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and the moon. If the guests are interested in imaging then we will concentrate on equipment, software, and setting up and taking the images. This would be a highly specialized evening and would be tailored to the experience level of the group. For a more specialized experience you might consider booking a private session.
I have over 25 years of experience in amateur astronomy. I am a regular contributor on astronomy websites and I conduct star parties and provide private lessons in astrophotography. I have built and operated my own small observatory since 2010, which is equipped with several telescopes that are up to 14 inches. I love to share the night sky with others and see the joy and excitement on the faces of my guests when they see Saturn's rings or a galaxy for their first time. Regardless if you are new to the hobby or experienced, I have something to offer for a fun and educational experience.
Water, and soft drinks
Telescopes, Mounts, Eyepieces, Computers, software, and binoculars. If needed - Cameras.
We will meet at a private observatory located in Hidden Meadow. This observatory is located on my private property were we will have use of the grounds along with plenty of room to view an unobstructed view of the night sky.
알아두어야 할 사항
최대 6명, 만 5세 이상만 참석 가능
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 체험에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
Weather plays a huge role in our success. Please note that reservations are refundable if we need to cancel due to weather.
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