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 park 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 in addition to his Stellartrips, Vic continues to train rangers and interpreters for National Parks. He also presents programs to astronomy clubs and schools as time permits.
STELLARVUE 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Every year Vic Maris shows the latest in Stellargear at the largest telescope show in the U.S.A. If you ever plan to attend NEAF plan to spend the entire weekend in Suffern, New York. For more information on NEAF visit their website.
Thursday - Sunday, June 22 - 25 . Stellarvue Dark Sky Star Party (DSSP).
DSSP gives Stellarvue owners the opportunity to observe under extremely dark skies. Bonus night is Sunday June 25 (out Monday) for those who rent RVs and just cannot get enough dark sky. We announced this program it booked (as usual) in minutes! However, sometimes a family must back out at the last minute. So if you are interested in attending next year, email firstname.lastname@example.org and get on the notification list.
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, a telescope field with power, 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 images from this year's DSSP on our 2016 DSSP PAGE.
Wednesday - Saturday, August 16 - 19, 2017 AstroCon
Join Vic Maris and Stellarvue at a history making astrocon event in Casper Wyoming, one of the best places on earth to view the total solar eclipse of 2017. Stellarvue will have a large booth at the conference with Stellargear and Vic will present programs at the event. Stick around as the Eclipse takes place on the following Monday with Casper near the center line. For more information on Astrocon visit their website.
Monday, August 21. Total eclipse of the sun.
A total eclipse in the USA is an extremely rare event. We have been anticipating this for decades. Make sure you are ON THE CENTER LINE this day so you can witness this truly life changing event. If you are not in a position to see totality, you will be missing it. A partial eclipse that will be seen elsewhere in the USA is nothing compared to a total eclipse. Life is short. Be there.
The events shown above are not the only ones we plan to attend in 2017. Vic and Jan will be visiting numerous dark sky places this year in either the Stellarvue Mothership or Bigfoot Trailer (depending on the location). As these trips are planned, they will be posted here. Join us under dark skies with incredible telescopes to witness first hand the wonders of the universe in high definition!