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House on Metolius


Stargaze along the Metolius!

"It was fascinating looking at the stars and learning about them, the constellations, and planets. I liked having the sky chart and learning how to use it--very cool! Now I have developed a better informed appreciation for the dark night sky."

Family Stargazing & Moon-gazing

Enjoy the brilliance of Central Oregon's incredible night sky!  You'll listen to an ancient story about the stars, find constellations, find and learn about other interesting visible night sky objects, and look at visible planets through a 70mm beginners telescope (100 x's the human eye). Each participant will receive and learn how to use a sky map, specialized to the month of viewing. 

Special Full Moon programs also available!  You'll look at the details of the Moon through binoculars and a 70mm beginners telescope (100 x's the human eye). You'll also get to listen to an ancient story about the Moon and learn lots of cool Moon facts. 

Available Dates - 2024

  • May 26th Sunday 9:00 PM   

  • June 21st  Friday 9:30 PM 🌕 Special Full Moon & Summer Solstice

  • July 30th Tuesday 9:00 PM

  • August 20th Tuesday 9:00 PM 🌕 Full Moon

*If a program is full or the scheduled dates don't work for you, please inquire about booking to accommodate your group. Custom programs for weddings or other special groups also available.*



$15/Kids ages 0-15; must be accompanied by an adult

You'll pay a nonrefundable deposit of $5/person to reserve a spot. Then you'll pay the balance in person with a credit card, cash, or venmo. (see cancellation policy below)

Full Moon

10% off for groups of 12 or more with promo code:  STARGROUPDISCOUNT

"Our small group of Seniors enjoyed stargazing immensely and have shared our experience with others!"

Program Details

Programs are approximately one hour long. And will begin soon after gathering, once all payments are processed and waivers collected. The guide will stay after the formal presentation to answer any questions. Please arrive up to 15mins early to process your payment/complete waivers. 

Where to meet

At the lawn near the cabins, or main office. Will be confirmed via email. 

What to Bring

  • warm layers

  • blanket to lay on or chairs to sit on (It is highly recommended that those with limited mobility bring their own lawn chairs.)

  • curiosity and wonder!

Optional but encouraged

  • red light flashlight 

  • binoculars 

  • a sky viewing app on your phone, recommended is SkyView Lite--its free!

Learn About Your Guide

Check out Starshine's About Page to learn about our guides. 

Liability Waiver

Please download and fill out the liability waiver linked here.  You can print and bring with you, or email to Printed waivers will also be available to sign on the day of the program. 

Cancellation Policy

⭐️ $5/person deposit is not refundable, even if a program cancels due to weather.

⭐️ If a program cancels for a reason other than weather or civic mandates, your deposit will be refunded in full.

⭐️ If you cancel your reservation 30 days or more in advance, your deposit will be refunded. Cancellations within 30 days, will not receive a refund, and are expected to pay in full. 

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