Stars Above Aspen

Stars Above Aspen at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain.

You're invited to the top of Aspen Mountain for ACES' 4th annual Stars Above Aspen Astronomy Night! In partnership with Aspen Snowmass, explore the cosmos from 11,212 feet at the Sundeck at this all-ages event that's sure to be out of this world. 

The Silver Queen gondola will be open late for this special community astronomy night featuring a STARLAB planetarium tent, guided telescope stations, interactive presentations, 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.  

Scheduled events include a sunset yoga class for all ages from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. At 8:15pm, ACES will welcome our keynote speaker, Dr. John M. Keller, Ph.D., Director of the Fiske Planetarium (and a former ACES Naturalist!).

In addition, the 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 highly 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 for this special event. 

Tickets are $15 per person, which includes the gondola ride. Children 3 & under are free. 


Art, Yoga, Science, Astronomy and Food



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