Boulder Astronomy Tour: Explore Night Sky Wonders
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27 Ratings
Boulder
Join our Boulder Astronomy Tour and explore the wonders of the night sky. See planets, constellations, galaxies, and more through large telescopes. Suitable for all ages. Book now!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead - The tour takes place at a easy to find trailhead (no hiking required) where phenomenal sunsets and wildlife are often seen. The tour starts around Sunset and lasts for 2 hours. It consists of looking through telescopes, learning how to find objects in the sky using binoculars, a talk about the cosmos and a Q & A session. Guests are free to stay after the show to continue looking at the stars as I take down my equipment.
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • Telescopes and lighting equipment
  • Tea and coffee
What's Not Included
  • warm clothes / jackets / layers / blankets (even on hot days it gets cold at night)
Additional Information

An excursion suitable for every age group, located just outside Boulder, and easily reachable by Taxi, Lyft & Uber. The tours kick off at dusk and span over a duration of 2 hours. The spectacle will delve into the mysteries of the cosmos through the lens of large telescopes and a laser pointer. Participants will get to observe and study planet systems, constellations, navigation techniques, satellites, nebulae, clusters, galaxies, potential shooting stars, and the vast expanse of our universe. Up-close views of these celestial bodies will enhance their allure to the naked eye. The tour is arranged at an easily identifiable trailhead (no need to hike), touted for its stunning sunsets and frequented by wildlife. Participants will have access to a red flashlight, comfortable camping chairs, insect repellants, refreshments, hot water, tea, instant coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies. Participants are advised to carry their queries, curiosity, and warm outfits (as temperatures tend to drop post-sunset).

Location
Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead
Longhorn Road
For GPS: search "Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead". Make sure your GPS is taking you to the same location in airbnb's map. Take Longhorn Rd (dirt road) to the trailhead at the end. coordinates: 40°04'48.2"N 105°15'47.7"W From Denver/Boulder: take Highway 36 (the Denver-Boulder Turnpike) north all the way through the town of Boulder. Just north of Boulder turn right at 'Longhorn Rd' take Longhorn Rd until it ends at a gate on your right will be the parking lot for Boulder Valley Ranch Trail Head, park in this lot and look for stargazers using red lights. Please be mindful of your car headlights and avoid pointing them towards stargazers. Ride apps: This site is accessible by Lyft and Uber as well. please inform your driver the last little bit of the drive is dirt and to be mindful of their headlights. If Uber-ing from Denver consider taking the Flatiron Flyer bus to reduce the cost of the ride (you will still need to Uber the last stretch).
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Beth_s
Dec 23, 2023
Awesome! - Coda and Luke are the best! This was an amazing experience and we learned a ton. The night sky with just our naked eye was awesome but gazing through the telescopes and learning about nebulas, galaxies, planets and stars was really incredible. We had a really nice time.
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Bethsc147mv
Dec 23, 2023
Do it!!! - Highly recommended!! Luke and Coda are so incredibly knowledgeable, kind and funny! We learned so much and the night sky was pretty extraordinary! Learning about and gazing through the many different telescopes was fascinating. We really enjoyed our experience.
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Doug
Jun 29, 2023
Great experience and awesome staff - The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned a lot about the stars and planets. Our teen age boys had a great time looking through the multiple telescopes that the staff pointed at various stars and planets. I would highly recommend doing this tour.
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Fireflyy
Jan 9, 2022
Fantastic Experience - This was a fantastic experience. Luke is knowledgeable, interesting, passionate about his subject, and rightly so! It is incredible to see the stars and planets with someone who really knows their stuff.
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V6065ernicoler
Oct 14, 2021
Unique experience - This was such a unique and excellent experience. Luke was knowledgeable and fun to spend an evening with, sightseeing in the night sky. Despite the clouds, he helped us to see a lot of stars, planets and galaxies.
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Nathanmz4401of
Oct 6, 2021
Crazy sights! - Guide has excellent knowledge of the night sky and will show you things you've definitely never seen before
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735noahb
Aug 16, 2021
Boulder AstroTour - This was amazing we seen a twinkling star in the telescope that was simply magnificent! It pales in comparison to seeing Jupiter and Saturn though so clearly! Very knowledgeable guide that helped us understand and simplify everything! No regrets, definitely 10/10 would recommend and will do again when I’m in the area.
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Kathryn_h
Aug 3, 2021
Fun and Educational - This stargazing tour was so much fun and educational. Luke is a wealth of celestial knowledge. We could have stayed far after the tour ended to talk and learn more. Definitely a must-do when in the Denver area.
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Tiffany_s
Jul 30, 2021
A journey in time - Luke was an amazing night sky tour guide! He's extremely knowledgeable & passionate. I liked having 4 spread out 🔭 & 1 pair of binoculars for the 17 or so people there. He reframed a couple of hours through the sky. Really neat!
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Firouzeh_m
Jul 12, 2021
Star gazing - Its was a very nice night . Although it was a bit cloudy but we were able to see some of the stars and Lady tour guide answers all are nerdy questions.
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