Tahoe Vista, CA….From 4:30-8:30pm on December 22nd, Tahoe Adventure Company and Tony Berendsen present: Telescopic tours of the midnight sky. It all starts with guided sunset snowshoeing, followed by a brilliant tour of the midnight sky with professional astronomer Tony Berendsen. Enjoy hot drinks and snacks during Tony’s entertaining presentation of the winter night sky. Reservations required.
Snowshoe Star Tours
Snowshoeing Under the Night Sky with our Professional Astronomer!
Star gazers unite! Tahoe Adventure Company and Tony Berendsen present: Telescopic tours of the midnight sky. Building on the success of our summer series, we have created an exciting new winter option that is sure to impress. This fusion brings you the most dynamic tour of the winter. It all starts with guided sunset snowshoeing, followed by a brilliant tour of the midnight sky.
Our professional, knowledgeable guides will teach you about the natural and human history of the area, while you watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierras. You will trek on our easy to use snowshoes through Tahoe’s peaceful, wintery forest. You will be guided to a viewing point, where Tony will open your mind to the unknown world above you. Hot drinks and snacks will be served as our Star Tour begins.
For the past 15 years, award winning astronomer Tony Berendsen has exposed the superlative Sierra skies to many lucky people throughout California and Nevada. In addition to his tours, he is currently the President of the Northern Nevada Science Coalition and previously was the President of the Astronomical Society of Nevada. His large aperture telescopes will take you into the unfamiliar mysterious world that blankets the Sierra Nevadas.
Let us guide you to Saturn and back again! Give us a call today to book space on this fantastic trip. This tour is great for kids, teens, and adults ~ so bring the whole family!
December 22, 2010 and December 29, 2010: Aries and Taurus Rise
From the East Aries and Taurus rise bringing the bright star clusters of the Winter skies of Tahoe with them. Our Sun was once a member of a star cluster as these.
January 22, 2011: Orion the Hunter a birthplace of stars
Celebrate the New Year with new stars rising in the east above Tahoe. The great nebula of Orion and the young Trapezium star cluster come into view at the eyepiece.
February 26, 2011: Hinds Crimson Star below Sirius
Just below Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, we find the blood red carbon star R Leprois, often called Hind’s Crimson star, and is a variable carbon star.
Location: Tahoe Vista
Time: Call for specific times
Trip Includes: Sunset Snowshoe Trek with all gear followed by Star Tour, hot drinks, snacks, professional guides and permit fees.
Custom and group dates also available
Check out our Full Moon Snowshoe Tours as well!
Astronomy Snowshoe Adventure, Regional Park, Tahoe Vista, CA
Date: Dec 22, 2010 (Wed)