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Address: P.O. Box 31492, Santa Fe, NM 87594
Phone Number: 505-577-7141
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Description: Here in New Mexico, we still have skies that are clear and dark enough to...
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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Best stargazing ever!

Not to be missed! Peter of Astronomy Adventures is candid, extremely knowledgeable and clearly loves to share the beauty of the night sky with everyone! My husband and I joined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not to be missed! Peter of Astronomy Adventures is candid, extremely knowledgeable and clearly loves to share the beauty of the night sky with everyone! My husband and I joined Peter and a group of folks mid May and enjoyed a beautiful dark night sky! And I stress the word DARK! Coming from the east coast, even in rural northern... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an out of the way but NOT TO BE MISSED adventure outdoors in beautiful Northern New Mexico. Peter Lipscomb takes you into the mysterious cosmos with his depth of knowledge and his telescope . A highlight of an extended trip.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Peter sent us precise directions ahead of time. We arrived just at dusk. He knows so much and is a friendly, low-key guy who remembered everyone's names, even in the dark! We all (13-15) took turns looking through his huge telescope, and saw Jupiter, the moon, and various star clusters up close and personal. The weather was perfect, But he's... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you are remotely into astronomy this is the activity to do. The group sizes are small and the education phenomenal. I had my boys 8 and 10 with me and they thoroughly enjoyed it. We got a bonus sighting of the international space station passing thru when we were at the dark site. Very enjoyable. The skies above new... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My party of four friends had an AMAZING time with Peter. He's a true storyteller, and as we peered through his (awesome) telescope, he led us on an adventure through history, recounting early stellar mythologies to modern scientific discoveries and everything in-between. Peter's passionate tale revealed our place in the universe while sharing the wonders of the night sky with... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A cold, crisp night was highlighted by a very well-informed astronomer named Peter Lipscomb. Under his direction, we felt that Venus, Jupiter (with its galilean moons), star clusters and whirlpool galaxy were our friends . . . and so beautifully displayed. Certainly, this evening was the highlight of our trip to Santa Fe.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I both enjoyed our evening with Peter! He is very informed when it comes to astronomy and we got to see some amazing sites! Recommend if you have time. Great for all ages above 5 or 6. Location not easy to find, but Peter provides good directions if you follow them closely.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We loved the experience. We learned more about stars over the evening than I remember from 16 years of schooling.

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is GREAT fun and very educational. Don't worry when you are driving in the dark, and on the the dirt road. It's way way worth it.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I road tripped to Santa Fe for just one day. We booked this as something special to do together, and we most certainly enjoyed our evening. Peter is very accommodating, fun, knowledgeable, and friendly. Upon booking he sent VERY detailed directions which was important, because you drive into the middle of no where. (be advised, its quoted... More 

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