A Unique Stargazing Experience
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even during the day the views of the Sierra are amazing, and the sunsets never seem to disappoint.