$200 minimum for up to 4 guests, $50 each additional person. By reservation only, this event will be private and for your group alone. Dates on or adjacent to national holidays may have a different rate structure.
Join PARI tour guides for a 2 hour private evening optical viewing, which covers from 1-4 guests. Groups over 4 purchase your ticket, then email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional tickets. More information about your tour will be in the confirmation email.
Come with your group just before dark and partner with a PARI astronomer for a guided journey through the sky as we show you the best the sky has to offer:
An assortment of telescopes will be waiting for you, each suited for viewing different types of objects. Reflectors and refractors with mirrors from 5 inches to 25 inches will ensure that whether you’re aimed at the Moon or distant galaxies, you’ll get the telescope that captures it best.
Ask for our astrophotography package if you want a lesson on photographing what you see. Lunar craters, star trails, and deep space objects can all be turned into lasting photos under the guidance of our professional staff. Make sure to talk to us first about what type of camera you plan to bring so we can prepare.
Because this is typically an outdoor activity and viewing the sky depends on clear skies, sometimes Evening Viewings have to adapt to the changing weather. If sky conditions do not allow viewing through a telescope, your viewing will be moved indoors for a planetarium show, and a learning session about how telescopes work, for part or all of your visit. Viewings will not be cancelled or rescheduled.
Viewings take place adjacent to a building with restrooms and climate control.
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