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Arizona Star Tours is the mobile observatory that brings large telescopes and friendly astronomers to your location for an exclusive tour of the universe. With a telescope that’s all yours for the night and the attention of an astronomer to guide you, it’s an extraordinary experience that will be remembered.

Your enthusiastic astronomer tour guide will point out the constellations & enlighten you with the wonders of astronomy, sharing the history, science and mythology for each celestial treasure being viewed through the telescope.

Our captivating, interactive sky tours are understandable and fun for all ages, with tour packages tailored for both small family parties and large corporate events with a thousand guests.

You have the option of touring the sky at your residence, resort, or you can meet us in one of our favorite state parks where the views of mountains combine with a sky full of stars.

Reserving your star tour is easy, give us a call or email to book your stargazing experience today: 520-668-1871 or info@azstartours.com

FAQ

How does a Star Tour work?

We’ll come to your location with a large computerized telescope, set up and take you on a visual tour of the universe. We point out the constellations and bright stars with a powerful green laser pointer and show through the telescope the best objects visible for that night. Explore mountain ranges and impact craters on the Moon, the Planets, Star Clusters, Double Stars and Galaxies. Learn the science, history and mythology for each object being viewed and even use your cellphone camera to capture images of the Moon and planets. For large groups we offer multiple telescopes and astronomers.

Where are you located?

We are based in Northwest Tucson, Arizona but all services are provided at your location as we are a 100% mobile observatory that provides edutainment anywhere in Arizona.

How much is a star tour?

Pricing will vary depending on the date, location and type of group. Each star tour is tailored specifically for you, so we’ll be able to provide pricing information once we receive details from you. As an example, for a private star tour in the Tucson area for a family of 6 or more it would be more affordable than the cost of tickets for one of the local public observatory stargazing programs.

What can we see?

Visit our Star Tours page to see images captured through our telescopes.

How far in advance should I book a tour?

We recommend several weeks in advance to reserve a private star tour for small groups, although we can accommodate bookings same-day if available. For corporate or group events, several months in advance is highly recommended.

Are you familiar with providing stargazing at resorts, hotels, and event properties for corporate and group events?

We are very familiar with all major locations in Arizona and can help to coordinate stargazing for your event. Over 7 years we have entertained 600+ corporate groups and are regularly requested back by many Fortune 500 companies as part of their annual events. Ask your event planner and we are more than likely a preferred vendor with them as well as with every major corporate DMC in Arizona.

Is the tour appropriate for all ages?

We welcome stargazers of any age. Typically kids 6 years and older can appreciate and be engaged by the tour. A step ladder is provided for kids to see through the telescope and bench seats for everyone to relax on for private star tours. Bench seats for corporate or group tours provided only on special request and can seat up to 16 people.

Do you give tours outside of the Tucson area?

Yes, we cover Phoenix and Sedona for an additional travel fee and frequent all major resorts and event properties for group and corporate events.

What makes Arizona such a great location for viewing the stars?

The desert climate, clear skies, light ordinances, steady atmosphere and mountains make it an ideal haven for stargazing, providing HD views of the stars.

What happens if its cloudy on the day of a tour?

Tucson averages 350 clear nights per year, and if there’s ever cloud cover at sunset, very often it clears shortly after dark. If we are already set up and the weather is such that we are unable to show anything through the telescope a travel fee is charged and any remaining deposit will be returned if applicable or we can reschedule to another date if available.

Do we need to provide access to power outlets to run the computerized telescopes?

All of our equipment is powered via battery packs which allows us to set up anywhere. No power access required.

Star Tours

Imagine having an observatory experience at your next party or corporate event. Bring the excitement of discovering celestial treasures at your event with large telescopes, each accompanied by an astronomer to guide you and your group on a visual tour of the night sky.

Your astronomer will point out the stars and constellations with a powerful green laser and share the wonders of the universe as you look through the eyepiece of the largest compound telescope we can transport. Learn the history, mythology and science behind each object being viewed during the star tour.

Easy to understand and fun for all ages, perfect for small parties or large corporate conventions. Tour the night sky from your home, resort, event location or join us at one of the local state parks. Our customized, transportable computerized telescopes are battery powered allowing us to set up anywhere in Arizona to bring stargazing conveniently to you.

Contact

Star tours are available to book 365 days of the year.

Office hours for scheduling a tour & questions are: Monday – Friday 11:00AM to 5:00PM MST.

Phone: 520-668-1871

Email: info@azstartours.com

Address: No physical location to visit, we are a mobile observatory.

If you have questions after office hours, please send us an email and include the dates you are available to book a star tour, your location, number of participants and contact information.

Pricing will vary depending on date, location, & type of group. Each star tour is tailored specifically for you, so we’ll be able to offer you pricing once we receive details from you.