Enhance your Telescope Tour with add-ons
What could be better than an educational and entertaining night under dark sky with hands-on access to BIG telescopes? Nothing we can think of. But we do have some ideas for making that kind of night even more memorable. Keep an eye out for Add-on options once you start the booking process for a Public Telescope Tours. and Private Telescope Tours.
Add-on the most with Small Private Telescope Tours
Small Private Telescope Tours are like booking an entire restaurant for just one table. However paying for the exclusivity allows for a variety of special add-ons that are not feasible for larger groups.
Only certain planets are in the night sky at certain times. Do your homework before booking! Planetary imaging requires expert photo editing, like stacking & double exposures = more homework after your vacation.
We provide the camera.
$42 add-on (Very Difficult)
Zero Gravity Chairs are included FREE when booking a Small Private Telescope Tour
They only cost extra for Public and Large Private Telescope Tours (see below).
This is imaging the Milky Way and Constellations. You will get 1 on 1 instruction and good shots with YOUR 3200+ ISO DSLR camera at our observatory. Then take those new skills to successfully image the night sky
from any good dark sky location.
$21 add-on (Moderately Easy)
TELESCOPE TEST DRIVE
Looking to buy a telescope?
Try the 3 types using ours first to
help decide. Also select this
add-on if you already have a telescope but you'd like help
learning how to use it better (email make & model BEFORE you arrive).
$21 add-on (Easy)
Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs: Get the best seat(s) in our "house."
Pay an extra $10 and rent a Zero Gravity chair for the evening of your telescope tour. Enjoy the extra comfort during the multimedia presentation and then aim your chair at the sky for the ultimate naked-eye stargazing experience. With these deluxe lounge chairs you can fully recline as if floating above the ground -- with zero neck strain. Marvel at the Milky Way, which under our beautiful dark sky, extends from one horizon to the other, like a giant silver rainbow. Scan the sky for meteors, satellites, and even the flash-patterns of tumbling space junk. When paired with a quality astronomy smart phone app like Sky Safari and/or Heaven's Above, this experience can be as rewarding as the views you'll get from our BIG telescopes.
DON'T FORGET to also install a red-light mode app like Twilight on your phone so you can protect your night vision and those of our other guests.
i-phone users: Go to Settings –> Accessibility –> Display and Text Size –> Color Filters
Though ALWAYS more comfortable than our free chairs, during full Moon nights this add-on might not be worth it because the Milky Way will be so much fainter.
NOTE: When our inventory of anti-gravity chairs runs out, we will refund those who were the last ones to make this request.
Verify Your Vax, Relax, and Lean Back!
Add-on 1 or more zero gravity loungers to your booking. Then email or text a picture of your corresponding vaccination card(s). Redact DOB & Patient # if you want... You'll receive the $10 REBATE per proof of vaccination (only CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card will be accepted for U.S. Citizens, or equivalent for non-U.S. residents), per zero gravity add-on you have booked. The sales tax cannot be rebated, but "donated" to the State of Utah whose public officials and medical professional have done a pretty good job (especially for a so-called "southern red state") in minimizing deaths and hospitalizations during the pandemic.
Noooo... you don't have to be vaccinated to rent zero gravity chairs. It's just that the cool, team-player members of society get the rebate because they have been vaccinated. This is how hard-core capitalists like us help incentivize civilization in the "love your neighbor" direction.
Noooo... we won't sell this non-medical record as contact information, because it isn't. Think about it. We'll already have your name, email, and phone. Your privacy is safe with us. We'll never even spam you. That is NOT how we make our money. We don't even have to advertise to sell-out most nights. :-)
Why must you email/text pic(s) of your vax card(s)?
1) It's last-minute & tacky to ask for rebates on arrival.
2) Some folks are so political about a-political things like medical science and public health, that flashing your vax card, might set them off... which might set us off... and then... we will ALL be... off.
3) It's how we protect your privacy. Besides, vax status uncertainty only encourages the use of face masks.
4) If you don't trust us with your name and date of vaccination, why trust us with your credit card # ?