Bringing you the Universe in the comfort of your home
As a stay-at-home alternative to our popular SkyNights program, we now offer Private Virtual Star Parties!
Available by advance reservation, this 90-minute interactive program is built on the success of our in-person SkyNights programs and features live views through our 32” Schulman Telescope and engaging educational conversation with our astronomy outreach professionals.
Using our specialized astronomical CCD camera, we will live-stream images to your screen similar to what you would see in the eyepiece. In addition, we will share with you high-resolution, long-exposure color images of objects that have been created through the Schulman telescope. What makes this experience exceptional, beyond the views of star clusters, nebula, and galaxies invisible to the unaided eye, is that you will have a private Zoom link through which you will have direct interaction with our incredible observatory staff.
As we are streaming this only to you, you can share* the link with family and friends who can join in from anywhere on Earth! It is a private experience where you can converse casually with our staff, ask questions, or even ask us to point the telescope at your chosen objects.
This 90-minute program is scheduled in MST (Mountain Standard Time), and with advanced coordination, we are flexible on the start times, depending on public programs and sunset.
Pricing: $350 for non-holiday dates. $500 for holiday dates.
To book a date, please contact us at 520-626-8122.
*We limit the virtual star party to 6 participating logins, but each computer can have multiple individuals participating.
- We will reschedule for poor weather and seeing conditions. Cancellations must be submitted 48 hours before StarParty.
- For any questions about this program, please contact us at 520-626-8122 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For those wishing for a private in-person experience at the telescope, please check out our premiere SkyNights experience for more information.