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Updated: Aug 14

Our astronomy tours at the boulder valley ranch trailhead are currently opening back up! June 14th will mark our first tour since the shutdown.

We are looking to phase back into business slowly making sure we do so safely and adhering to Colorado’s “safer at home order” Astro Tours is a much lower risk activity than most events and public spaces that are currently being opened.

Our tours take place outside with plenty of room to distance. There is no contact between guests as we are adamant that no one touches the delicate equipment and telescopes. We provide hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes on all of our tours which guests are requested to use frequently.

We are introducing steps beyond those listed above to help protect our guests and staff such as:

  • We will no longer serve Tea or Cookies on the tour instead offering only pre-packaged granola bars and chips.

  • We are limiting the numbers of guests to fewer than 10 people every tour.

  • We disinfect all seats and equipment before and after tours.

  • We always have offered refunds/free-cancellations for any reason but, we are taking this further by refunding and telling guests; Do not come if you have been in contact with anyone who was sick or are feeling sick yourself. We are offering free cancellations to these people as well as: anyone who has changed travel plans/amino compromised/do not feel safe attending/or for any reason at all.

  • We are spacing telescopes and chairs further apart and setting out extra chairs so groups can separate with a few chairs between them. Please try to maintain a 6ft distance from others.

  • We require all guests to wear a mask at all times that they are not able to stay 6ft apart from staff and other guests. while seated or away from anyone else feel free to lower your mask to eat/drink but masks are required when less than 6ft from others which can happen during transitions between telescopes, etc.

  • Please be respectful and take all precautions possible to maintain your's and everyone else's health and safety.

We will continue these and any other practices recommended by the city, state, CDC, staff, and guests for as long as necessary to be sure that COVID is not spreading at our tours.

Because of the limited selection at the tea table and to show our gratitude to all of our guests that are sticking with us during this time we are offering tours at a $5 discount. Food/drink is still aloud so feel free to use this savings to stop by one of Boulder's many local tea/coffee shops and bring a warm drink on the tour. Thank you for your continued support, stay safe and hope to see you soon.

For more information on protecting yourself and others please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

For Information specific to boulder and what our community is doing to help please visit: