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Astronomy Tour

Boulder, United States

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Experience hosted by Luke

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 9 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

*COVID update: new guidelines say we can only offer private tours of one household for December 2020. Private groups are now 160$ for up to 4 (groups larger than 4 receive 20% off the $40 per person) this month. please contact us to request a private tour for your household*

A tour for all ages just outside of Boulder (accessible by Taxi, Lyft & Uber). Tours start at sunset and last for 2 hours. The show will explore the night sky with several large telescopes and a laser pointer. We will see and learn about planets, constellations, navigation, satellites, nebula, clusters, galaxies, maybe some shooting stars, and our universe. Through telescopes we will get up close looks at these objects and take in their beauty with our own eyes. The tour takes place at a easy to find trailhead (no hiking required) where phenomenal sunsets and wildlife are often seen. Guests are provided with a red flashlight, comfy camp seating, bug spray, snacks, hot water, tea, instant coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies. Guests are encouraged to bring questions, wonderment, and warm clothing (it can get cool after sunset)

I can add availability on most days by request to accommodate your travel plans (the sooner the request the better, I would like to know more than 1 week in advance)
Other things to note
Please be aware of weather, tour is subject to cancellation if it is too cloudy to see any star
*COVID update: new guidelines say we can only offer private tours of one household for December 2020. Private groups are now 160$ for up to 4 (groups larger than 4 receive 20% off the $40 per person) this month. please contact us to request a private tour for your household*

A tour for all ages just outside of Boulder (accessible by Taxi, Lyft & Uber). Tours start at sunset and last for 2 hours. The show will explore the night sky wit…

Luke's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    cookies and snacks
  • Drinks
    hot water tea/coco mix
  • Equipment
    telescopes, lights, etc.
From $40
/ person
Book for a private group
Mon, Feb 1
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$40 per person
$40 per person
Tue, Feb 9
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Thu, Feb 11
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Luke

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 555 Reviews
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Hello there I'm Luke! Born and raised in Denver, I have a degree in astrophysics from CU, and over 9 years experience in communicating astronomy. Stargazing is my passion and I would love to show you the wonders of the rocky mountain high night sky!

My mother Karen has offered to help me with messages and scheduling so don't be surprised if you get a message from her.
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Where you'll be

We will be in the parking lot of the Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead as this will provide flat ground, bathroom facilities (pit toilet) and easy access for everyone.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 555 reviews.

Maverick
January 2021
Luke is immensely knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. He obviously loves the stars in our sky and can tell you basically everything about each one of them. Luke is very accommodating and brings so much to light. No one else does a tour like this; you have to see it.
Luke is immensely knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. He obviously loves the stars in our sky and can tell you basically everything about each one of them. Luke is very acco…
Sanjay
January 2021
Absolutely amazing, personable, and magical! . Luke is a class act and amazing story teller, a man who listens and shares the universe to his guests. My wife and i had such a magical experience, these word aren’t enough to describe the emotions that we were feeling. It felt like a magical first date with my wife and we have been married 8 years! He knowledge and pasionfor the universe is absolutely mind blowing. His care and protocol for covid is also extremely thoughtful. Kudos to luke, i will send a-lot of business your way. Too bad its only 5 stars, i would give all the stars we saw!
Absolutely amazing, personable, and magical! . Luke is a class act and amazing story teller, a man who listens and shares the universe to his guests. My wife and i had such a magic…
Tim
January 2021
Wonderful time and experience. Luke was great at adjusting his presentation to the limiting clouds. As the clouds moved to open up the viewing sky, Luke adjusted the telescopes to show us each area. We got to see clusters which were amazing. Luke gave great ancient legends of the stars and made learning of the constellations memorable. Great fun for us!
Wonderful time and experience. Luke was great at adjusting his presentation to the limiting clouds. As the clouds moved to open up the viewing sky, Luke adjusted the telescopes t…
Natalie
January 2021
He added an extra slot for my boyfriend and I which was greatly appreciated! The tour was very hygienic and he gave us cloths to touch the telescope to avoid the spread of germs. Luke also personalized the tour to our interests and was very friendly and knowledgeable. The location was amazing; we were at the start of a trail head and it was probably the darkest and quietest place I’ve ever been. Great tour- I would definitely recommend it to friends!
He added an extra slot for my boyfriend and I which was greatly appreciated! The tour was very hygienic and he gave us cloths to touch the telescope to avoid the spread of germs. L…
Jessica
December 2020
Still havent seen a shooting star🌠 and even while writing this my boyfriend say another 😠. We enjoyed this experience so much, it got us out and looking at the stars each night we stayed in Colorado. Thank you so much!!!
Peggy
December 2020
I highly recommend this experience. Luke was kind, funny, and very knowledgeable. We learned so much and took some awesome mental images! Definitely recommend dressing warmer, double socks and a thick blanket!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

warm clothes / jackets / layers / blankets (even on hot days it gets cold at night)

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