Stellarvue is more than a telescope company. We are dedicated to fostering a deep appreciation for the night sky by presenting educational programs and outings in remote locations where one can see the stars as they should be seen.
HISTORY OF STELLARTRIPS
Vic Maris began presenting astronomy related programs long before he founded Stellarvue. As a ranger and naturalist, his first star talk was held in 1974 at Red Rock Canyon State Park. Since that time he has played a strong role in space science education. He was the Park Superintendent who paved the way for the establishment of the Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sonoma County and he trained rangers in interpreting the night sky. Today Vic sits on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Astronomy Foundation and works hard to promote science education. He presents programs in many State and National Parks.
STELLARVUE 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
January 14th - Installation Dinner for the Stockton Astronomical Society.
Vic will present a talk on the history of refractors and explain how high end apochromatic refractors are made. This will be an audio-visual presentation with video taken behind the scenes at Stellarvue.
APRIL 9 & 10 - NORTHEAST ASTRONOMY FORUM (NEAF)
Every year Vic Maris shows the latest in Stellargear at the largest telescope show in the U.S.A. Plan to spend the entire weekend in Suffern, New York this April and make it a special learning opportunity for the entire family. For more information on NEAF visit their website.
JUNE 30 - JULY 3: Stellarvue Dark Sky Star Party (DSSP). Our 2016 Dark Sky Star Party is booked. If you really, really, really want to attend call us. Sometimes a family must back out at the last minute. DSSP gives Stellarvue owners the opportunity to observe under extremely dark skies during our three - four night event. We reserve the Likely Place RV Park during the most favorable new moon weekend of the year and cater the dinners. This facility has full hookups, an 18 hole golf course and a cafe so you can golf and camp without cooking! We also present numerous educational programs during the event. Attendance is limited to Stellarvue members who sign up in time! See our DSSP 2014 PAGE.
Next year Vic will continue to take either the "Stellarvue Mothership" or the "Stellarvue Bigfoot" to various dark sky locations to share his passion of the night sky. The location will determine if we bring a trailer or motorhome. Tune in later this year as we add events to our schedule for 2016! Clear skies to everyone!