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Stargazing tours are offered most Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the year. Tuesdays may be opened during peak periods. Check the calendar below. Green shaded dates are available, orange shaded dates are SOLD OUT and Gray shaded dates are not available to regular bookings. Click an available date and start your booking. If a date shows SOLD OUT, I can accept waitlist requests only. To be on the waitlist send an email to peter(at)astronomyadventures(dawt)com Include a mobile phone number and email address so I can contact you. While I can never be sure if spots might open, I do sometimes have late cancellations.

Groups of 10 or more have greater flexibility and can be booked for any night assuming I am available.

The online shopping cart is available 24/7. Transactions are securely processed by Stripe. Adjust age category totals to correctly reflect the members of your party. Upon completion, a transaction receipt and a link for directions will be sent to the email address provided. Sometimes my confirmations go to 'junk' or 'spam'. Hotmail accounts are especially problematic.

Or you can call me at 505-577-7141 to process your payment as a charge-by-phone. All major credit cards accepted. Start times vary by season. Use the information below to determine your start time.

September 16th through March 12th - 8PM
March 13th through May 10th- 8:30PM
May 11th through August 10th – 9PM
August 11th through September 15th - 8:30PM

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Cancellation and refund policies
In the event of a late cancellation or no-show on a night that has been confirmed, no refund will be granted. I reserve the right to cancel a tour when the group size total for that night is fewer than four people.

Individual Client Bookings:

If a cancellation is made with 5 days notice, full payment will be returned.
For cancellations with less than 5 days notice, 50% of the total will be returned.
For late cancellations occurring 48 hours or less before a tour start time, no refund will be granted.

Groups:

Group cancellations with less than 30 days notice forfeit the $100 deposit.

Weather Challenges:
Astronomy Adventures may still be possible even when there are questionable weather conditions. Don't worry about daytime clouds or forecasts days out from our scheduled Astronomy Adventure. I monitor dynamic imagery from visible, infrared and water vapor satellites. Static icons on weather websites and apps can be misleading.

If necessary, I make a call 90 minutes before the scheduled start time to cancel or reschedule. If you do not hear from me, please expect the Astronomy Adventure to be ‘ON’ as planned.

I usually book 12 people maximum and may have turned people away for the spot you booked. Consider your reservation equivalent to a ticket for a sporting event, theater or concert performance.

If you decide at the last minute not to attend you don't get a refund.

Northern New Mexico, with its mountainous terrain, provides a good example of what scientists call ‘micro-climates’. Don’t get faked-out. If the sky appears cloudy or overcast above Santa Fe, please do not assume the same is true for the dark site.

If a tour is not possible due to inclement weather - buckets of rain, snow or complete overcast, I will attempt to reschedule the tour for the next possible date. I make the 'official' cancellation call. If a tour is not possible because of weather - your payment is refunded.

**Please note: when I offer a rescheduled date and you accept the arrangement, all policies regarding weather challenges, late cancellation and no-show still apply**

When a group or individual client booking preemptively cancels before I make a careful determination about weather, such cases are handled as a no-show and no refunds are granted.

Bright time:
During days leading up to full moon and just after, the background sky is lit up by moon glow. This extra brightness can hinder our view of celestial objects. I have closed dates around bright time each month. For 2018, those dates are:

February 1st
March 1st, 3rd, 29th and 31st
April 26th and 28th
May 1st, 26th, 29th and 31st
June 26th and 28th
July 24th, 26th and 28th
August 23rd, 25th and 28th
September 22nd and 25th
October 23rd and 25th
November 22nd and 24th
December 20th and 22nd