Stars Above Aspen set Aug. 14
The second annual Stars Above Aspen event is set for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
Guests can ride up the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain for an astronomy night featuring a STARLAB planetarium tent, guided telescope stations, interactive presentations, sunset yoga, legends and facts of the constellations, celestial crafts and games, star storytelling, space-themed face painting, a collaborative mural of the universe, physics experiments, and more.
Sundeck Restaurant will be open for drinks and dinner. Guests should be prepared for evening mountain temperatures. A blanket for star-gazing and plenty of layers are suggested. The event is open to all ages. Tickets cost $15 and include the gondola ride. Children three and under are free. Season passes are not accepted.
Aspen Skiing Co. and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies are playing host to the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/stars-above-aspen or at any lift ticket office. Prior to the event, tickets can be picked up at any time. For more information please call 970-923-1227 or visit the Aspen Mountain Ticket Office.
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