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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. This is NOT a group intended for singles only, so any one interested in the stars is welcome. Once you join our group, you can invite up to 6 guests when you RSVP to one of the cruises. We do this to escape the light pollution and view the splendor of a dark night sky full of stars. 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. This is our 4th year! This event is quite a unique experience that is amazingly beautiful and fun!

Upcoming events (3)

Milky Way Galaxy Boat Cruise!

Captain John Boats Inc

Start the season with a really awesome cruise with amazing views of the Milky Way Galaxy and many meteors! Come enjoy an ocean of stars as your on board astronomer guides you through the constellations and stars with a laser pointer on the top deck of the boat! We travel out into the middle of Cape Cod Bay where the skies are as dark as rural Vermont and the stars are amazing! You will literally see thousands of more stars than you can on land. The boat comes to a stop and we all gather on the top deck and your on board astronomer then traces out all the constellations with a laser and discusses many interested topics. Come join us for an amazing night under the stars! In May the Milky Way is rising in the east and this is toward the open Atlantic ocean, so the skies looking east are very dark and the Milky Way can be seen with some remarkable detail. Come check it out! Arrive by 8:30 pm to start boarding. The cruise leaves at 9 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

Milky Way Galaxy Boat Cruise!

Captain John Boats Inc

Start the season with a really awesome cruise with amazing views of the Milky Way Galaxy and many meteors! Come enjoy an ocean of stars as your on board astronomer guides you through the constellations and stars with a laser pointer on the top deck of the boat! We travel out into the middle of Cape Cod Bay where the skies are as dark as rural Vermont and the stars are amazing! You will literally see thousands of more stars than you can on land. The boat comes to a stop and we all gather on the top deck and your on board astronomer then traces out all the constellations with a laser and discusses many interested topics. Come join us for an amazing night under the stars! In May the Milky Way is rising in the east and this is toward the open Atlantic ocean, so the skies looking east are very dark and the Milky Way can be seen with some remarkable detail. Come check it out! Arrive by 8:30 pm to start boarding. The cruise leaves at 9 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

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Once in a Lifetime Observatory Trip!

Kitt Peak National Observatory

$275.00

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