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Astronomy Adventures

Santa Fe, NM 87594
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Informative and relaxing stargazing.

Had a great time and learned a lot. Peter was very knowledgeable and funny. We discussed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lmarthur
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Charleston, South Carolina
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I've done better

For those with time and who have never done anything like this, this is an interesting experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sidekickadventurer
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Hartford, Connecticut
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Santa Fe, NM 87594
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 May 11, 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

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Reviewed May 6, 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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Reviewed May 4, 2018

I booked this adventure, without much research, and I am glad that I did. Peter is amazing! After driving to meet at a "dark site", he presented astronomy and its importance to understanding our place in the universe in an educational, yet fun, manner. He...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

This was a great activity while we were visiting Santa Fe!. Peter was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the night sky! We got to see some amazing things and we had a great group. Peter really took time to learn and use...More

Thank Alyson W
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

The one cloudy day on our trip to Santa Fe just so happened to be the day we booked Astronomy Adventures. Sounds like a drag, right? Far from it. Peter was able to take even the smallest facts about stars and paint a fascinating picture...More

Thank Allan P
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Sunglasses54
November 14, 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
April 18, 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
February 1, 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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