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.
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 --> Pick red or orange.
Though ALWAYS more comfortable than our free chairs, during bright Moon nights this add-on is probably NOT 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.
Add-on EVEN MORE when you book a 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.
Jupiter & Saturn ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
Only these 2 planets are photogenic enough to create satisfying images. Do your homework and find out if they are in the night sky during your booking.
We provide the MallinCam planetary 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.
This is imaging the Milky Way and Constellations. You will get 1 on 1 instruction and good shots with YOUR 6400+ ISO DSLR/mirrorless 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 our best examples of the 3 main types of telescopes to
help decide which kind would be right for you. 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)