Celebrate our love for the night sky.

What better way to enjoy a perfectly clear, dark night than with your friends, family, and favorite science storytellers? This adventure to Joshua Tree National Park will be to learn astronomy, enjoy some of the darkest skies in the world, and - most importantly - have fun.

This will be a celebration of the first star party and the next, the first light of a new lens, the last time we will ever think of ourselves as just another planet. We will be storytellers and artists, explorers and discoverers sharing the desert tranquility by day and reaching out to the stars together at night.

Hosted by the best science writers, hosts, bloggers, speakers, authors, and livestreamers in the world.

Join the party under the stars.

 

 

What's included.

  • 4 nights at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

  • 4 amazing stargazing sessions in Joshua Tree National Park hosted by Oceanside Photo and Telescope

  • Live shows, podcasts, talks, panel discussions, and more featuring our All-Star science storytellers

  • Astronomy and astrophotography tutorials

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 group dinner

  • Opening and closing cocktail receptions

  • Group airport transfers

  • Group transportation to stargazing sites

  • Day spa and local excursions (optional)

  • Fun with your All-Star science storytellers!

 
 
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Your All-Star Storytellers

PAUL M. SUTTER
Astrophysicist

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JOHN MICHAEL GODIER
Author and Futurist

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FRASER CAIN
Publisher, UniverseToday

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SKYLIAS
Host, Skylias Science

PAMELA GAY
Astronomer

 

 Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

 

Giant Marbles in Joshua Tree National Park / Brocken Inaglory

 Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

 
 Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park

Milky Way over Joshua Tree National Park


$2,599 per person

Double occupancy. Limited single occupancy rooms available; surcharges apply. Airfare is not included. 


 

Join us!

Reserve your spot today with a $500 deposit.
Here are the different ways you can register:

  • Submit this completed form and our travel agents will contact you.

  • Register online right now.

  • Talk to our agents directly by calling 740.407.2157 and asking for the "All-Stars Party."


#FriendsForScience Program

After you’ve registered, you can invite your friends and for each one that registers with a deposit, you’ll both receive $100 off the total price of your tour. Include as many friends as you want! Explore the program here.


Join our live travel webinars.

All registered AstroTourists will be invited to attend a live webinar with your science storytellers and our staff to get updates, share travel tips, and ask questions. It’s also a great way to meet your fellow AstroTourists!


Tour Cancellation Guarantee
In order to develop custom tours with our partners, we have to secure our group accommodations and transportation with a minimum number of guest reservations by March 1, 2019. Rest assured, if the minimum is not met, everyone who made their deposits and payments through AstroTours will be notified and fully refunded. Details on customer cancellation policies are in our Terms & Conditions below.


Lonely Planet’s
Best in Travel 2019
for dark sky tours.


Additional agency support provided by Mermaid Travel.

 

 

Thanks to our friends at OPT (Oceanside Photo & Telescope) for providing the telescopes, optics, and gear on this tour.

 

+ CODE OF ETHICS

We are all explorers – on a journey of discovery, sharing in the natural wonder of our planet and the Universe, and seeking extraordinary science experiences together.

We are committed to and actively promote diversity in our community, and we believe the future of science and research, culture and art, depend upon the inclusion of and respect for individual perspectives.

We will always be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful with each other, and promote a collaborative environment of safety, security, and friendship within our community.

We prohibit the use of any demeaning, discriminatory, threatening, or harassing speech toward any member of our AstroTouring community.

Your participation is contingent on upholding these ethics and standards of integrity as we travel together in search of our own unique connections with the cosmos.

+ Terms & Conditions

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Final Payment due 30 days before departure.

Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees

Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund.

Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Payment of a per person waiver fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit) except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure.

Concellation protection does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure.

Any name changes are subject to penalty.

A handling fee of $25 per change will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation.

If you have not purchased waivers, and you need to cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure, the Cancellation Fees are as follows:

For cancellation more than 180 days prior to departure: full refund less $50 handling fee.

For cancellation between 75-30 days prior to departure: the deposit will be retained.

For cancellation between 30-15 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation after 14 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 100% of total price.

AstroTours reserves the right to cancel any reservation, and that person will be responsible for any cancellation fees that apply, if our CODE OF ETHICS for the AstroTouring community are not upheld and adhered to.


 

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