Star Gazing in Northeastern California
Likely Place is One of the Darkest Places in the USA!
✭✭ MARK YOUR CALENDAR — RESERVE SPACE NOW ✭✭
April 14-15: FULL LUNAR ECLIPSE!
OBSERVE APRIL'S SPECTACULAR LUNAR ECLIPSE FROM LIKELY PLACE!
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
The last lunar eclipse visible from North America was over two years ago. 2014 has not one but two lunar eclipses and Likely Place is welcoming star gazers to view them through our clear, dark, high desert air. Beginning April 14 at 9:54 pm, PDT, this full lunar eclipse will end at 3:38 am, April 15. The second eclipse will be October 8, 2014.
Likely Place is making special arrangements to welcome star gazers for the April eclipse.
Our golf course will be open, our clean, comfortable bathrooms will be open,
and our star gazing pads with 110 volt power will be available. JOIN US!
April 14: Mars will make its closest approach to Earth since 2008.
That same night we'll see a total lunar eclipse.
May 24: Earth will sweep through a slew of dusty trails left by a comet,
resulting in an amazing display of shooting stars.
October 23: The Moon casts its shadow across North America,
creating a partial eclipse of the Sun.
WINTER STAR GAZING!!
BOOK A PAD NOW!!
Cold, clear winter skies provide some of the finest star gazing opportunities of the year and Likely Place is the ideal spot for determined star gazers to pursue their hobby.
Although the lodge & golf course are closed for the winter, our heated bathrooms & laundry facilities are open and you can reserve one of our six concrete telescope pads with 110 volt electrical service for your exclusive use. If you're a tent camper, you can pitch your gear in the adjacent meadow or self-contained campers can use our regular nearby RV spaces.
For more information or to book a space:
Call General Manager Dennis Tate at 530-233-4466 or email us.
Stellarvue Dark Sky Party 2013
View more pictures here.
Likely Place is a Northern CA Star Gazer's paradise, boasting some of the darkest skies in the U.S., clean mountain air, custom concrete telescope pads & restroom facilities. There's also an 18-hole golf course, restaurant & clubhouse, plus a first-class RV park with all the amenities. We've even installed "dark lighting" in consideration of our astronomy-minded guests.
An entire meadow has been set aside for star gazing. It's conveniently close to our comfortable restrooms and equipped with 6 custom-built concrete viewing pads, each with 110-volt power. Whether you bring your RV, tent camp, or rent a villa, Likely Place has no equal in the West as a comfortable, accommodating destination for Star Gazers.
Looking for an amazing spot in Northern California to view the Perseid Meteor Shower? The night sky at Likely Place is the darkest you'll find in the region, practically custom-made for Northern CA astronomers. Bring your telescope to Likely Place!
The Astronomy Calendar of Celestial Events
Check out the Astronomy Calendar of Celestial Events so that you can time your visit to Likely Place to coincide with awesome astronomical activity!
For the past five years Likely Place has been the site of the annual Stellarvue Dark Sky Star Party, an event so popular it books up within two hours of opening for reservations! In 2014 we'll hold two Stellarvue Parties because of the appeal. This event draws Star Gazers to Notheastern CA from across the West, captivated by our incredibly dark skies (21.85 on a dark sky meter), clean air, and the pleasure of being able to relax and enjoy first-class amenities. Our beautiful 6,900 yard, 18 hole golf course is an added bonus.
The appeal of Likely Place as a world-class star gazing destination has not escaped the media's notice. If you read the two recent articles linked below, you'll understand why Likely Place attracts so many dedicated astronomy enthusiasts to Northeastern CA.
Incredible Skies: 21.85 points on a Dark Sky Meter!
The Modoc Plateau region lies in the extreme northeastern corner of California (with parts in Oregon and Nevada). The area, which sits about 5,000 feet (1.5 kilometers) above sea level, features volcanic lava flows and cinder cones 25 million years old. I rate it as one of California's undiscovered gems and, more importantly for amateur astronomers, one of the darkest places in the United States…
Read the entire article (2.1MB in PDF format)
If your group needs a place to hold your next Northern CA Star Party, consider booking your event at Likely Place. Whether there's four or forty of you, we'll roll out the carpet and make you welcome. Or if you're a solitary hobbyist, searching for a comfortable place to stay with superior viewing, come stay with us — you'll be delighted with our beautiful park, our Northeastern California astronomy facilities, and our unmatched dark skies.
View our Photo Gallery for amazing astronomy photos taken right here at Likely Place.
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