PRIVATE STARGAZING TOURS
Our amazing stargazing program, hosted exclusively for you. This private experience will provide the peace and solitude you’re seeking to celebrate a special occasion, or to provide an ample amount of time to look at all the our telescope objects. We can be out as long as you’d like!
We typically provide our program inside our secluded stargazing location in Capitol Reef National Park or at the Cougar Ridge, a resort in Torrey. Our location in Capitol Reef is more “wild” and natural, but the Cougar Ridge is a little closer to Torrey, has a bathroom, and the option to have a bonfire and s’mores before stargazing. An additional 20% charge is required to host at the Cougar Ridge to cover their facility fees.
We can also bring the tour to you! Your lodging or vacation rental may be a great spot to host our program. Travel fees will apply outside of the Torrey/Capitol Reef area.
We’ll work with you to setup a time and meeting location; we recommend at least an hour after sunset for sufficient darkness, but we may be able to start later if you’d like darker conditions or to see specific objects and phenomena.
We’ll keep you updated on any weather or cloud forecast that may affect our stargazing program. We’ll confirm the tour prior to departure. Tours may need to be pushed back or rescheduled to another day.
We provide 100% refunds if canceled due to weather.
Good to know
The difference between a public and private night is we can host any night of the week, and it provides a more personal experience.
You might feel more comfortable asking questions and making special requests for the evening, but we make sure a public tour provides plenty of time to look in our telescope and ask us whatever astronomy questions you may have.
If you would like to book a private stargazing tour on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday when we offer public tours, we have to limit the attendees of the public night to accommodate this request – the price we will quote you will be half of the public night tickets at a minimum.
We love to work with large groups! Contact us for group rates for your family reunion, wedding, corporate retreat, or school group. With advance notice we can accommodate more than 30+ people.
We can travel outside of the Torrey area – rates are determined by mileage and round trip travel time, if we’ll need to stay the night near your location, and availability and other tour schedules.
If you want to see one of the best Milky Ways in the night sky or learn how the Moon affects our program, we highly recommend checking out our stargazing guide and FAQs and calendar to help plan your trip.