Stargaze in Big Meadow

Family Stargazing & Moon-gazing

Enjoy the brilliance of Black Butte Ranch’s incredible night sky.  You’ll listen to an ancient story about the stars, find constellations, learn about other interesting visible night sky objects, and look at planets through a 70mm beginners telescope (100 x’s the human eye). Each participant will receive and learn how to use a sky map, specialized to the month of viewing.

Special Full Moon programs on August 11 and September 10!  You’ll look at the moon through binoculars and through a 70mm beginners telescope (100 x’s the human eye). You’ll listen to an ancient story about the moon and learn all sorts of cool moon facts.

Program Times

Saturday May 28th 9:15 PM (nearly New Moon)

Tuesday June 28th 9:30 PM (New Moon)

Saturday July 30th 9:00PM (nearly New Moon)

*Thursday August 11th 8:45PM (Full Moon)

Saturday August 27th 8:30PM (New Moon)

*Saturday September 10th 8:00PM (Full Moon)

Cost 

$20/Adult

$10/Kids (pay for kids in a separate booking and use the code KIDS$10)

 

 

What to bring

  • Warm layers

  • Blanket to lay on

  • Red light flash light (optional but encouraged)

  • Binoculars (optional but encouraged)

  • Curiosity and wonder!

Response to COVID-19

Starshine, LLC. adheres to all current Oregon state guidelines. At this time masks are not required for participants. All programs take place outdoors except in the case of inclement weather. The instructor has been vaccinate and boosted. ​

Cancellation Policy

If the program cancels due to inclement weather or insufficient participation, all bookings will receive a full refund at the time of cancellation.  Bookings canceled more than one week in advance will receive full refund, otherwise a partial refund of 50% will be returned.