If you love discovering new things, near or far and doing it with people who share your inquisitive nature and wonder of it all, then hop onboard our group. We have many local events but we also travel to see some of the wonders of the world and events both earthly and skyward. Below is just a sampling of what we will explore: stars food owls celestial events history art nights in a forest mushroom spores total eclipses auroras super moons farms planets oceans mountains caves outdoor survival fireflies spooks unusual things unique experiences and anything else we decide is worth exploring
Memorial day weekend - Sunday night, come enjoy a spectacular cruise out under the stars! The boat cruises away from all the lights into the dark skies in Long island Sound. Out there in the dark skies you can see thousands of more stars and if you have never seen the Milky Way in detail, you don't want to miss this cruise! Your on board astronomer will guide you through the constellations and use a light pointer to show you giant red stars, nebula, planets and more! The soothing ocean combined with the beauty of the night sky, makes this cruise good for the soul, but also educational and fun! The cost is $60 per person, payable when boarding, cash only. This cruise is going to be with other meetup groups, so space is limited. RSVP today to secure your spaces. Thanks! ~Mark
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].