Stars Above Aspen | Astronomy Night

August 10, 2016

Join us August 10 from 6-10:30 pm at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain. Aspen Skiing Company is pairing with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and the Aspen Science Center to present this "astronomical" event, happening in conjunction with the Perseid Meteor Shower. Head up the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain, where you and your family will be able to check out Aspen's amazing skyscape through telescopes, learn the constellations and participate in interactive presentations.  

Explore the cosmos atop Ajax this August!

Explore the cosmos atop Ajax this August! ACES, Aspen Skiing Company and Aspen Science Center are partnering to present the first ever Stars Above Aspen, a community event for everyone interested in astronomy! Head up the Silver Queen Gondoloa to learn from experts, ask the burning questions, participate in interactive presentations, gaze through telescopes, learn the constellations, and listen to facts and stories from a high-school astronomy whiz or a world-renown visiting physicist. This event for all ages will satisfy your cosmic hunger as well as your worldly appetite as the Sundeck will be open for dinner and drinks throughout the evening.

The event includes:

  • interactive presentations
  • fun hands-on activities, games & crafts
  • telescopes station & STARLAB planetarium
  • legends and facts of the constellations
  • planisphere and mobile app demonstrations
  • 8:15 keynote presentation with Astronomer David Auguilar about the Pluto fly-by mission
No outside food or drink allowed.


TICKETS: $9 per person (kids 3 and under are free). Ticket includes gondola ride.