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Astronomy Adventures

Address: P.O. Box 31492, Santa Fe, NM 87594
Phone Number: 505-577-7141
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Ranked #6 of 76 Museums in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories & planetariums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
Owner description: Here in New Mexico, we still have skies that are clear and dark enough to explore the many...
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Type: Observatories & planetariums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
Owner description: 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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84 reviews 84 reviews
3 attraction reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My 7 and 10 year old nephews loved Peter and his way of explaining the stars and planets in the sky. Definitely a great treat for anyone who can appreciate the beauty of the night sky and wants to see it through a powerful telescope!

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houston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This made me feel like a kid again... I want to go out and buy a telescope and start watching the night sky!! We spent our last evening in the Santa Fe area with astronomy adventurous, and we can definitely say, we save the best for last. Peter's extensive knowledge of astronomy and his ability to share it with visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Peter gave us a truly eye opening look at the stars. As you look at planets, stars, and other objects through the telescope he'll inform you not only about the science behind astronomy, but its history and the impact it had on our ancestors. If you're looking to escape the city for a quiet night under the stars this is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

If your travels take you to Santa Fe and you've ever wanted to do something different and enjoy looking at the night sky, and who doesn't, then Astronomy Adventures is a must. The reservations are easy via the website and Peter will confirm with directions to his site. He has a great telescope which allowed us to see the moon... More 

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Encinitas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Three generations of our family spent time under the moon and stars with Peter last night, and all three generations gave it a big thumbs up. Our kids are 12 and 14, and Peter's instruction was completely accessible to them, and he answered their (and all of our) questions respectfully and knowledgeably. We all learned a lot and saw amazing... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We joined Peter for an evening at the end of November and it was seriously cold. However his talk and demonstration were really fascinating. Because Peter is really good at remembering everyone's names you immediately feel as though you are part of the experience. Aside from the cold, the only downside is the distance from Santa Fe. Peter is clearly... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I wanted to see the stars and found Astronomy Adventures. We had a wonderful night with Peter Lipscomb. This man knows his stars and planets and much more. He is very educated and knowledgeable on his facts on the galaxy. He just received a new telescope and was very excited for us to use it for the... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Can't begin to describe how enlightening and enjoyable the evening was with Peter. He extended so much of his time and vast knowledge of the universe and made this experience for us one which will never be forgotten. Astronomy Adventures was a highlight of our trip to New Mexico and we highly recommend it for any ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Yes, if you do not feel the the scale of the universe after a session with Peter, then have someone slap you in the face and wake up! Unbelievable. Peter's ability to cram billions of years into a few educating moments is spectacular, not to be missed.

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Washington DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Peter's presentation/discussion was very interesting. Educational but geared for the astronomy novice. He didn't assume we knew as much as he did. The directions he sends are accurate and easy to follow. Don't be fooled by the level of detail, there were only a few turns.

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