Cosmoarium at Spooner Lake

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Cosmoarium at Spooner Lake

Join Tahoe Star Tours at the Cosmoarium at Spooner Lake for a spectacular stargazing evening.

By Tahoe Star Tours

When and where

Date and time

June 17 · 8:30pm - September 3 · 10:30pm PDT


Spooner Lake Spooner Lake State Park Lake Tahoe, NV 89703

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About this event

The dark skies above Lake Tahoe provide a unique, unobstructed view of the night sky, and this summer Tahoe Star Tours will welcome those visiting the region to the new Spooner Lake Visitor Center for docent-led stargazing. Events are scheduled on select Thursdays and Saturdays beginning in June and running through Labor Day weekend.

Led by amateur astronomer and poet Tony Berendsen, past president of the Northern Nevada Science Coalition, each tour of the night sky includes a lively science-based talk about the cosmos and telescopic view of the constellations through high-powered, professional Celestron telescopes. The telescopes use leading edge computerized technology for accurate pointing and tracking, with advanced optics for sharp, crisp views of distant celestial objects like galaxies and nebulae. Telescope operators will guide guests through the wonders of the cosmos including viewing of the planets, moon and stars.

In addition to stargazing through computerized Celestron telescopes, guests will have the option to participate in a binocular tour using a pair of Celestron binoculars. This element of the tour is available for an additional $10 per person and is open to the first 10 people to reserve in advance (Ampitheater ticket required in addition to binocular tour ticket).

Frequently asked questions

Are there restrooms?
Is there a fee to enter Spooner Lake Park?
Are dogs allowed?
Is there a refund in case of snow or rain?

About the organizer

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Tahoe Star Tours

Tahoe Star Tours provides astronomy experiences in the Lake Tahoe region of Northern California, USA. Our vision "One day everyone will walk out under a starry sky they understand".