Cliff Valley Astronomy

Astronomy events and travel

We make memories out of this world!

$50 Gift Certificate

C$50
  • For Private Star Parties
  • Perfect for Christmas or Birthday gifts!

$100 Gift Certificate

C$100
  • For Private Star Parties
  • Perfect for Christmas or Birthday gifts!

$300 (2-hour Private Star Party)

C$300
  • Covers total cost of a 2-hour Private Star Party!
  • Perfect for Christmas or Birthday gifts!
In late 2021, about two full years into the Covid pandemic, Stéphane Picard, by now an avid and proficient astronomer and astrophotographer, saw an opportunity and potential niche market for providing stargazing events and Private Star Parties...  and give people the chance to see the night sky as a well-seasoned astronomer can.

Now everyone can enjoy the beauty of the night sky without spending thousands of dollars and putting in hundreds if not thousands of hours needed to become proficient astronomer. Out of that vision and fired by an entrepreneurial mind with almost 25 years in marketing and sales, he set out and launched Cliff Valley Astronomy. The namesake was inspired by his backyard which has a steep cliff overlooking a valley while providing a low Southeast horizon. Perfect setting for any astronomer and one of the main reasons he fell in love with astronomy.

Initially, Cliff Valley Astronomy began offering Private Star Parties for small groups and saw early success and higher than expected bookings. This surpassed all expectations which led to exploring and taking a closer look at branding out additional services. It was quickly understood there was a need to provide special events and astrotourism destination packages. This has now expanded to even doing consulting with tourism operators and other tourism related organizations.

Cliff Valley Astronomy Cares. Stéphane has an extensive corporate background and with that in mind he wanted to share more than his passion for astronomy and wanted to make sure Cliff Valley Astronomy should and would be a good corporate citizen. He firmly believes to give back to the communities that support Cliff Valley Astronomy. By creating Cliff Valley Astronomy Cares, he pledges 5% of annual gross revenues be directed to initiatives to give back to our communities. Additionally, Cliff Valley Astronomy has partnered up with both the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and the George Dumont Hospital Foundation to help them fundraise by either doing special events where donations are collected or donate its services as prizes for auctions. All proceeds raised go directly to both organization. In its first year, Cliff Valley Astronomy Cares has raised nearly $1,000.
Cliff Valley Astronomy sponsors Sunday Night Astronomy Show's Biggest Contest Ever!

Cliff Valley Astronomy sponsors Sunday Night Astronomy Show's Biggest Contest Ever!

21/11/2022

The perfect Christmas contest for stargazers of all levels and all ages! Anyone 13 years and up, take a picture of the Moon and submit it to SNAS@astronomybythebay.ca for your name to be entered. If you also take a picture of a planet you get a second entry. The prizes are: -Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 114mm AZ (value $300) -Royal Astronomy Society of Canada 2023 Calendars (2x each value $25). -Royal Astronomy Society of Canada 2023 Observer's Handbook (value $35). -Monopoly Space board game (value $30). For 12 years old and under. If you had a Star Party, draw what you think you would see through the telescope. Parents must submit pictures of their entry to be eligible for the draw at submit it to SNAS@astronomybythebay.ca. Prizes are as follows: -Two hour Private Star Party for up to 12 people PLUS a Celestron 50 mm Travel Telescope (total prize value $400). -60 mm Celestron Travel Telescope (approx. value $100). -50 mm Celestron Travel Telescope (approx. value $100).

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Astrotourism on Sunday Night Astronomy Show, November 13th, 2022

Astrotourism on Sunday Night Astronomy Show, November 13th, 2022

14/11/2022

Appeared as guest with fellow astro-preneur Tim Doucette of Deep Sky Observertory in Quinnan, NS to discuss with Chris, Mike and Paul the potential of astrotourism and what it means for Atlantic Canada.

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Astrotourism Interview by EXA Group Canada

Astrotourism Interview by EXA Group Canada

04/03/2020

It was a pleasure to be invited EXA Group Canada to discuss astrotourism and it's potential for New Brunswick. Also available on Spotify.

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Deep Sky Eye Observatory

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  • Date: 01/04/2023 08:00 AM - 31/10/2023 08:52 AM
  • Location: New York, NY, USA (Map)

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Upcoming Events

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Glamping With The Sea 01 Jun 2023

Past Events

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Storeytown Cottages 30 Nov 20212816 Cinnamon Lane, San Antonio, TX
Falcon Ridge Inn 18 Aug 20213557 Pretty View Lane, Alderpoint CA
Rising Tides, Trails & Music Festival 25 Dec 20181684 Wildrose Lane, Detroit, MI
  •  16/08/2022 08:00 PM
  •   New York, NY, USA

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  •  30/11/2021 08:00 PM
  •   2816 Cinamon Lane, San Antonio, TX

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  •  18/08/2021 08:00 PM
  •   3557 Pretty View Lane, Alderpoint CA

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  •  25/12/2018 09:00 PM
  •   1684 Wildrose Lane, Detroit, MI

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