Go Stargazing this Winter!   

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What happens on a Stargazing Adventure?

Tours begin at sundown. As it becomes darker, I'll point out the bright stars and planets. We may catch a bright satellite passing overhead..  In January the bright winter constellations of Orion, Taurus, Gemini, Pleiades, Auriga and other notables of ancient mythology will be visible and easy to see with the help of a LASER pointer. 

After looking for and identifying constellations, and depending on sky conditions, we will begin looking for "Deep Sky" objects through the telescope. Through a large telescope we can observe distant galaxies millions of light years away, wispy nebulae (vast clouds of dust and gas like they fly through in Star Trek) and star clusters.  We may see a meteor or two during the night. Stargazing programs typically last three hours depending on the weather conditions.

What should I bring to the Stargaze?  

Bring a cooler with snacks and refreshments.  If you have binoculars, bring those along as well as a good bright flashlight, and a dim flashlight as well.  Lounge chairs and a blanket are also good ideas!  Deserted roads are great places to Stargaze from and we often utilize them, all around Southwest Florida.