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Astronomy Adventures

Santa Fe, NM 87594
+1 505-577-7141
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Wonderful evening

My family did this one evening and we were in a group of around 10. A good number of people... read more

Reviewed today
Rupert D
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Amazing experience

This is a must do if you are vacationing in Santa Fe. It’s obvious Peter loves what he does and he... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tanya T
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Here in New Mexico, we still have skies that are clear and dark enough to explore the many fascinating jewels of the night. Our safe and secure observing site is an easy drive out of Santa Fe. Come spend an evening getting acquainted with some of nature’s most distant and beautiful creations. A giant telescope and our expert guide will spark your sense of wonder with close-up views of planets, nebulae, star clusters and distant galaxies.
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“warming hut” (13 reviews)
“star clusters” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Santa Fe, NM 87594
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+1 505-577-7141
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"warming hut"
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Reviewed today

My family did this one evening and we were in a group of around 10. A good number of people. The place took a bit of finding, but the instructions were good and the satnav had no real issues. The sky cleared as the evening...More

Thank Rupert D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do if you are vacationing in Santa Fe. It’s obvious Peter loves what he does and he was meant to do this. This is more than just a stargazing event- the way he weaves the narrative into the stargazing experience makes...More

Thank Tanya T
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Peter is just incredible! He shares his lifelong passion of stargazing with the rest of us. My husband and I had a great evening out at Dark Site looking at stars, galaxies, and planets. What a complete thrill it was to get to see Saturn...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Had a great time and learned a lot. Peter was very knowledgeable and funny. We discussed the planets, our solar system, the Milky Way, other galaxies and of course, the Universe. Venus setting, the moons of Jupiter, Saturn’s rings, star clusters and nearby galaxies were...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

For those with time and who have never done anything like this, this is an interesting experience, different from what most people do while travelling. We've done these elsewhere, and our feeling was the host did too much talking, so there was not enough telescope...More

Thank sidekickadventurer
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This was fantastic. The adage is that it's hard to go wrong when you've got good material and Astronomy Adventures is a perfect example that then takes it to another level. Start with an unpolluted sky, great technology and a guide (Peter) who absolutely knows...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Wonderful experience! The adventure begins by finding you way to the "dark site". My daughter and I were next to last to arrive and Peter met us and introduced us to the group, by each persons name. His passion for astronomy is ever present during...More

Thank twinkshouse
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

excellent program. I would recommend it highly.the nm sky was amazing, we saw star clusters, nebula, planets and billions and billions of stars. well worth it.

Thank Joan L
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

On Trip Advisor recommendation, I signed up for a full moon astronomy adventure with Peter. He is passionate about study of the stars and the human quest for understanding of what it all means - what our place is in the universe. The adventure starts...More

Thank Pinotandbrie
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We celebrated our friends anniversary with Astronomy Adventures. We went to dinner in Santa Fe, then went for the ride out to the dark site. Being married to a math loving astrophysicist, I wasn’t sure if this experience would be nerdy enough, but as soon...More

Thank Erin W
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Sunglasses54
14 November 2017|
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Response from AstroAdvs | Property representative |
hard to say precisely without knowing where you are starting the drive from. Also, please remember that traffic or road conditions may be a factor. Generally though expect 35-45 minutes from central Santa Fe. About 1-1.25... More
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Eric R
18 April 2016|
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Response from AstroAdvs | Property representative |
Plan on 1.5 to 2 hours from the scheduled start time. Actual tour length can vary due to group size, questions to address and viewing conditions. I don't mind if people leave 'early'
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72laurasn
1 February 2016|
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Response from mthomas03 | Reviewed this property |
restroom facilities are a porta potty. Also it can get quite cold. There is a shed to warm up in but you miss the stars.
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