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Wine Country Star Gazing


 Next star parties
Orion Nebula should not be missed and is currently at it's best viewing.
Skyline either Feb. 9, rainout on the 10th or if rained out, 16/17
Private event wedding Mar. 10
Earth Night Connolly Ranch Apr. 22
Wantrup Land Trust June 16
Golden State Star Party July 11-15
Oregon Star Party August 7-12

Wine Country Star Gazing is a fun and educational addition to the entertainment for your next evening event.  Located in Napa, California, the telescope and your star guide Michael are available for events throughout the Northbay area.

This is an experience people will remember for the rest of their life, and will forever associate the experience with your business or brand. 

Our flagship instrument is a 16" Newtonian on a split ring equatorial mount called Cyclops.  We also have available a 16" and a 12" truss tube Newtonian.  The view through these telescopes is not a little backyard telescope kind of view.  Views are breathtakingly large and bright.  Looking in the eyepiece you have to look around to see it all.  It is like having your face pressed up to a spaceship window.

 per aspera ad astra


There is a parallel with astronomy and music: to enter upon the visual experience of looking deep within the night sky one must employ an instrument. Like a fine musical instrument, the telescopic instrument is hand built and consists of a large, long tube and bits of finely crafted wood and metals. There is a balance bar, and the need for tuning of the mirrors. The reed of this instrument is glass, and the result it creates, the fruit of the mechanism and it's various precisely aligned components, is visual instead of aural. Just as a great musical instrument can create a moving experience, so can the view through a great telescope.