A Unique Stargazing Experience

Observe and even photograph the cosmos with the amazing 14” Meade LX850

Observe and even photograph the cosmos with the amazing 14” Meade LX850

Spy your eyes on galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae through a huge 14” Meade telescope, relax in the hot tub underneath the Milky Way, kick back with a pair of binoculars in the stargazer lounge, and enjoy overnight accommodations in a spacey SHIFTPOD — the Eastern Sierra Observatory offers a truly unique stargazing experience!

Dark skies and good times

Dark skies and good times

Want to capture some astrophotography? Then bring your camera and we’ll throw it on the ‘scope to do just that. Don’t have a fancy camera? Well, we even have an adapter that will turn your smartphone into a astrophotography machine for some bright objects such as the moon. Or, we can use our DSLR camera to demonstrate how it’s done.

A few quick 42 second exposures on the Canon 6D easily captures M104 — The Sombrero Galaxy

A few quick 42 second exposures on the Canon 6D easily captures M104 — The Sombrero Galaxy

If you really want to get into the science, we can even do a few quick and easy experiments. But don’t worry, if a hot tub under the stars is more what you’re yearning for, then that you shall have. The night is yours.

It’s hard to beat the view from this ‘tub

It’s hard to beat the view from this ‘tub

You’ll love the accommodations in a spacey SHIFTPOD. Each pod can fit up to three adults comfortably on our memory foam cots, or, even more if you want to bring a small party, ditch the cots, and sleep on the floor. We can customize a visit to meet your needs.

SHIFTPODs — the coolest shelters on Earth

SHIFTPODs — the coolest shelters on Earth

As an added bonus, if you like cool rocks, you’ll be happy to hear that the Eastern Sierra Observatory is located at the site of an old gold mine. There are interesting rocks all over the place, and you’re free to take some of your favorites home with you if you want.

If you like cool rocks then find some and take them home with you

If you like cool rocks then find some and take them home with you

Even during the day the views of the Sierra are amazing, and the sunsets never seem to disappoint.

Views for days

Views for days

A stargazing adventure awaits at the Eastern Sierra Observatory! Book your stay today, or text 760-387-3005 for more info (email: contact@easternsierraobservatory.com).

Hope to see you here

Hope to see you here