What we're about

This is a group that charters a whale watching boat on weekend evenings during the spring, summer and fall to cruise out into the dark skies in the middle of Cape Cod Bay for a 3 hour astronomy cruise. We do this to escape the light pollution and view the splendor of a dark night sky full of stars. Out in Cape Cod Bay the stars are amazing! It is the best way to see meteor showers and the Milky Way. When the boat comes to a stop, the on board astronomer uses a pointer on the top open deck of the boat and traces out the constellations and discusses the Milky Way, meteor showers, red giant stars, planets, black holes, nebula, double stars, star clusters and much more. The boat cruise is a unique experience that is beautiful and fun! We also have astronomy travel including aurora trips, total solar eclipse trips, Kit Peak trips and more!

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Stargazing Boat Cruise!

Captain John Boats

Come experience a really awesome cruise with amazing views of the Milky Way Galaxy, meteors and countless stars! The boat cruise includes an astronomer who will discuss and guide us through the constellations and stars with a laser pointer on the top deck of the boat! We travel into the middle of Cape Cod Bay where the skies are very dark and the stars, meteors and Milky Way Galaxy are amazing! We cruise out away from all the city and street lights on land which allows us to see thousands of more stars! Come join us for this unique night under the stars! This cruise is both fun and educational. Arrive by 8:30 pm to start boarding. The cruise leaves at 9:00 pm and returns at midnight. The boat has a bar and food for sale. The cost is $60 per person, payable when boarding, cash only. Thanks! ~Mark

Once in a Lifetime Observatory Trip!

Kitt Peak National Observatory

Join us on this amazing once in lifetime exploration of the dark skies in the Arizona mountains and deserts! The first night we will be in the very darkest sky possible to watch the Milky Way and watch meteors and satellites during a laser guided astronomy program! The second night we will be on the mountain at Kitt Peak National Observatory! In skies this dark the stars are literally countless and the Milky Way Galaxy will be like something you never imagined! This all happens during the new moon phase so we will have ideal viewing conditions for the stars! We only have 30 spaces available for this group adventure and this will be posted in 10 other meetup groups. The cost will be $275 per person and will include a complete guided tour including bus transportation, admission to observatory, dinner, telescope viewing, astronomer, and a laser guided constellation tour! You will be responsible for your hotel and flight. RSVP only if you are seriously interested in attending this amazing trip. Include the number of guests if you have others you would like to bring with you. This first RSVP is only for getting a count of those seriously interested. Once we have enough people, I will then post another meetup for the actual event with all the details and you can RSVP again and payment can be made at that time to secure your space. If you have any questions, just message me on meetup or text me (860)[masked]. Thanks! ~Mark

Past events (1)

$20 Off Cruise Tickets! (only 12 available)

10 Town Wharf

$40.00

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