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 a variety of ours first to
help you decide. Also select this
add-on if you already have a telescope but you'd like help
learning how to use it better?
$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 1 or more zero gravity chairs to your booking. Then email or text a picture of your 1 or more corresponding vaccination cards (redact DOB & Patient # if you want). You'll receive the $10 INSTANT REBATE per proof of vaccination, per corresponding Zero Gravity add-on you have booked. The sales tax will not be refunded, but "donated" to the State of Utah who we think has done a pretty good job (especially for a "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" urge civilization in the "grown-up" direction.