Enjoy an astronomical journey with an expert astronomer without investing thousands of dollars in equipment or spending hundreds of hours learning the hobby, the science, the equipment and more. See the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. You'll have an edu-taining time learning about the night sky and our universe in an interactive experience that is both engaging and will stimulate your imagination. Perfect for kids and adults of all ages. We bring sophisticated equipment and technology and more. A typical star party lasts two hours and accommodates approximately 12 people. We can also customize it for your special event or occasion. You'll also get daily weather updates in the week leading up to your chosen date. The only thing we can't control is the weather, so should your party be clouded over or have poor weather, we ask you to please be flexible in moving it a day forward or simply rescheduling. Your experience is important to us, so we wish to ensure the conditions are ideal. You can book year-round, as the night sky changes with the seasons. You'll also receive a list of targets we will pursue on the evening of your star party. A deposit of $100 is required at booking (online, or by email or phone). The balance of $245 is due by the night of your star party. Total cost is $300 plus HST. E-transfers are accepted, as well as major credit cards by phone. Contact ceo@cliffvalleyastronomy.com for more details.


  • Category: Private Star Parties
  • Duration: 02:00 Hours
  • Address: Saint John, NB, Canada (Map)
  • More Info: Lepreau to Welsford to Sussex

Price:C$100 - C$300

 

Description

A CVA Astro-destination Top Experience

Astro-strengths:
Premiere Dark-Sky Partner. Coastal property facing East. The operating season runs during the best months for viewing the Milky Way. Low horizons in all directions and away from significant light pollution offer an ideal setting for stargazing. The owners have invested in a Celestron StarSense Explorer 114 AZ Newtonian telescope provided FREE OF CHARGE to guests. This innovative technology of the StarSense Explorer series provides 'out-of-the-box' alignment and guidance with the help of a mobile phone. Anyone can view the night sky like a seasoned astronomer able to quickly find targets precisely and incredibly fast. Imagine hopping from planets to star clusters to nebulae and galaxies in only minutes.

Bortle Zone: Better than 3

Visual Equipment: Celestron StarSense Explorer 114 AZ Newtonian telescope.

Visual Equipment Rental Cost: Included in accommodations.


Perfect for: Beginners to advance astronomers, astrophotography, nightscape and Milky Way photography, couples and nature lovers.


Booking details:

$250/night double occupancy – Minimum 2-night reservation.


Price breakdown (2 nights)

     2 nights x $250 = $500

     Cleaning fee = $50

     Airbnb service fee = $89

     Taxes = $83          

     TOTAL =$722


For additional nights, consult the Airbnb link below for accurate pricing. Prices are subject to change.


Book directly with:

http://airbnb.com/h/glampingwiththesea


CANCELATION POLICY: Free cancellation with a minimum of 5 days prior to arrival.

Key celestial events in the 2023 season


Occultation:

  •      May 17 – Moon of Jupiter


Annular Eclipse:

  •      October 14th around 1:00 PM (15% obstruction of the Sun)


Conjunctions:     

  •      April 10 - Venus & Pleiades

  •      April 23 – Venus & Moon

  •      May 23 – Venus, Mars & Moon

  •      June 3 – Mars & Messier 44

  •      June 9 – Saturn & Moon

  •      June 14 – Jupiter & Moon

  •      June 21 – Venus, Mars & Moon

  •      July 7 – Saturn & Moon

  •      July 11 – Jupiter & Moon

  •      August 8 – Jupiter & Moon

  •      August 30 – Saturn & Moon

  •      September 16 – Mars & Moon

  •      September 27 – Saturn & Moon

  •      October 24 – Saturn & Moon

Meteor Showers

  •      Night of April 22-23 Lyrids (approximately 18/hr at peak with zenith east      of the star Vega)

  •      Night of May 6-7 Eta Aquarids (approximately 60/hr at peak and zenith      below star Altair)

  •      Night of July 28-29 Delta Aquarids (approximately 20/hr in the south to SW      sky)

  •      Night of August 12-13 Perseids (approximately 100/hr in the north to NE      sky to the right of Capella star)

  •      Night of October 8-9 Draconids (approximately 10/hr  in NW sky west of      Vega star)

  •      Night of October 21-22 Orionids (approximately20/hr NE to east sky left of      Orion constellation)