The Lake isn’t the only Breathtaking View in Tahoe

Relax and take it all in, as we take you on a laser-guided tour that blends astronomy, ancient mythology, and stargazing

Photo “Milky Way Tahoe”
Neil Simmons Photography

At Night, After the sun sets behind the Sierra Mountains, our Dark skies
allow us to see a spectacular display of stars planets and constellations 

Hear the Mythology behind the Constellations

Age-Old Stories

Learn how to find the constellations, and hear the ancient stories connected with them. These myths, that people have been sharing for thousands of years, are compelling, dramatic, and at times, very strange.

Night-Sky Phenomena

Take a look for yourself through the lens of our powerful Celestron telescope. Nothing is quite like seeing the rings of Saturn or the Moons of Jupiter with your own eyes, or witnessing a meteor shower away from the city lights. 

Tour Guide

About Me

Hi, I’m your tour guide Ashlen Clemens. I’m a stargazer, Tahoe local of 17 years, astrologer, and lover of astronomy and mythology. I’ve always looked up at the night sky with such amazement and curiosity, wanting to know more. I bought my first telescope in high school, taught myself how to use it and would bring it down to the beaches of Tahoe at night to set it up for friends and passersby to enjoy.

Eventually this evolved into more formal stargazing tours, where I blend my passions for mythology, stargazing and astronomy. I want to share with others that feeling you get when you look through the telescope and see the rings of Saturn for the first time, witness a lunar eclipse, or see a meteor shower on a new moon.

I absolutely love bringing people together under the night sky, telling the mythological stories of old, learning more about the universe around us, and connecting with ancient natural cycles. It’s an age old tradition that I’m honored to carry on today.

Virtual Tours

Public Tours 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host our public stargazing tours during summer 2020.
We are currently offering private tours for people of the same household, and virtual stargazing tours.
Stay safe, and we’ll see you next summer!

FAQ

Do I need to make a reservation in advance?

Yes, reservations are required.

What’s your cancellation policy?

We’d love to reschedule you to a different tour, but if that’s not possible- tour reservations must be cancelled 8 hours in advance for a full refund.

If you book a tour or cancel a booking after the cancellation window, the booking is non refundable.

We need a minimum of 6 signups for us to be able to hold the tours, so we may need to cancel if we do not have enough participants.

If a tour is cancelled due to weather, lack of participants, or for any other reason, you will receive a full refund.

What should I bring?

We recommend that you wear warm clothes and close-toed shoes, and bring bug spray and a blanket, if you’d like.

How big are the tour groups?

Tours can have up to 12 people.

What do you provide?

We provide lawn chairs, water and hot cocoa so you can stargaze in comfort.

Can we book a private, or in-home tour?

Yes! Contact us at info@stargazetahoe.com for more information.

Can children go on the tour?

Yes, however- When making a reservation for a child, please consider the late starting time and length of our tours, the colder temperatures at night, as well as the sometimes graphic content of Greco-Roman mythology.

Is there hiking involved?

Tours at Skylandia beach are just a short, flat walk from the parking lot.