A Starlight Festival lake boat cruise just might be the way to take in the night skies this Memorial Day weekend during the inaugural Starlight Festival taking place in the Big Bear valley.
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor & Marina Starlight lake boat cruise will depart at 9:00pm on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Passengers will climb aboard one of the comfortable and quiet eco-friendly electric boats for the two-hour adventure under the night skies. The lake tour boats feature comfortable seating and are sheltered from the elements in a cozy setting limited to 12 per vessel.
Voyagers are invited to bring their own beverages and enjoy finger foods while aboard the Rosebud or Serena.
Enjoy star gazing through the clear skies at high altitude as well as closer glimpses through telescope. Captain John’s knows you’ll enjoy viewing the night sky as well as the glimmering reflections of the celestial bodies on the surface of the lake as we circumnavigate the lake.
During the Captain Chat learn more about the unique history of Big Bear Lake and the role of celestial navigation in boating. Cost is $40.00 per person and reservations are required.
If you haven’t heard about the Starlight Festival, it is hosted by the Astronomy Outreach Network and takes place Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 24th -Sunday, May 25th in the Village of Big Bear Lake.
The StarLight Festival is a free educational and entertaining public event geared towards children, young adults, and families. A unique celebration of science and astronomy combined with music and art, it has the mission to help bring awareness and better understanding of science and astronomy through interactive outreach and hands on experiences.
The Big Bear Solar Observatory Team will be present with an interpretive center at the festival, and exclusive tours of the observatory. We hope you will come up to Big Bear to enjoy the night skies and learning more about this universe