As the year draws to a close, it's time to reflect on the cosmic journey we've had. This year has been an extraordinary odyssey through the celestial wonders, a year marked by discoveries, experiences, and sharing the magic of the universe with countless individuals across Colorado and beyond.
Comets, UFOs, and Stargazing Adventures:
Our journey commenced with the appearance of Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF, a celestial spectacle that graced our skies in late January and early February. Meanwhile, the Chinese spy balloon stirred intrigue in February, prompting us to explore the night skies, seeking more celestial marvels.
Nationwide Recognition and Milestones:
In late February, we had the honor of being featured on HGTV, showcasing the mesmerizing beauty of stargazing in Colorado to a nationwide audience. March brought a significant milestone—a monumental achievement of receiving our 1000th 5-star review, a testament to the unforgettable experiences we offer.
Diving into Cosmic Insights:
May was a month of cosmic exploration. Through our blog, we delved deep into the scientific, folklore, and cultural significance of the moon, sharing its mysteries and wonders with our readers. Additionally, we actively supported the VARITAS NASA mission and marveled at the sight of Venus through our telescopes during the evening sky.
Growth, Partnerships, and Outreach:
Throughout the year, our growth continued. In June, AstroTours.org was spotlighted in an article by Powder Magazine, highlighting our endeavors. July witnessed our commitment to environmental responsibility with a sustainability report and a statement on sustainability.
August marked a special milestone as we welcomed Aislynn, a talented astronomer, to our team. Alongside celebrating the spectacular supermoon and the Perseids Meteor Shower, we reached over 100 blog posts, sharing our passion for the cosmos.
Expanding Horizons and Inspiring Collaborations:
Expanding beyond Boulder, we brought astronomy to diverse festivals like Apogea, Sonic Bloom, Drishti Beats, Vybe Fest, Unison, NDK, and many more. September saw the return of Jupiter to our sky and tours, setting the stage for future cosmic explorations.
We joined forces with Bill Nye, advocating for the importance of space programs by visiting
representatives in DC. Collaborating with artist Daily Bread, we introduced the wonders of the celestial cinema to thousands of concertgoers, making astronomy a part of their experience.
A Stellar Conclusion and Invitation:
From witnessing the ring of fire eclipse in October to observing the Leonids meteor shower in November, launching Denver programs, and illuminating Christmas markets across the state, our journey through 2023 has been nothing short of stellar.
As the year comes to an end, we're immensely grateful for the support and cosmic connections made along the way. We invite everyone to join us for the next lap around the sun, as we continue to explore, educate, and discover the endless wonders of the universe together.
Wishing you all a cosmic and joyful journey ahead! Join us for more celestial adventures at AstroTours.org in the coming year. 🌟🔭✨