Guided tour

Flagstaff Stargazing and Astrophotography Experience

Flagstaff Stargazing and Astrophotography Experience

Likely to sell out

From US$ 63.60 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a breathtaking night and get your photo taken under one of the greatest night skies in the northern hemisphere while utilizing telescopes, deep space imagery, and portraits under the nighty sky.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the cool evening desert air on your skin as you look up at the sky
  • Stand under one of the best night skies in the northern hemisphere
  • Visit the world's first International Dark Sky City with a local guide
  • Learn amazing facts and stories about the breathtaking bright sky
  • Get your picture taken with an epic backdrop of stars and planets
Full description
Join Flagstaff Stargazing on a journey through the cosmos as we bring faraway galaxies, planets, and nebulae to you using telescopes, long exposure photography techniques, and the latest technology in deep space imaging. To start our evening, we will get everyone situated with a chair and hot drinks, connect your cell phones to our Stellina telescope, and get our 8" computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope calibrated for the evening. While we wait for the images to "develop" from the first telescope, our trip through the cosmos will commence! Along the way we will be discussing ancient constellation mythology, modern astronomy, basic explanations of deep space objects such as galaxies and nebulae, and dark sky conservation topics. But all in all, our experience is designed to show our guests what true dark skies are all about. If you don’t know something needs protecting, you don’t know something needs protecting! To end our evening, you will get one of the most unique photos in the Southwest...standing under a sea of stars in one of the darkest skies in the Southwest. If you would like to bring your own photography equipment, we are happy to provide basic instruction to astrophotography and night-scape photography to help get you started! -If poor viewing conditions are presented, we will offer alternative dates or a refund.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Photo opportunities
  • Hot drinks (tea and hot chocolate)
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Cups for hot drinks
  • Warm clothing
  • Gratuity
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • If the tour is canceled due to operator cancellation, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund or credit

Product ID: 412797