Explore Rancho La Puerta’s Night Sky
The dark skies at the Ranch provide a fabulous opportunity for seeing the wonders of winter such as the Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy, Great Nebula in Orion, and more! Participate in another magical part of the Ranch experience. You will never look at the night sky the same way again.
Star Gazing Evenings
Observe with the naked eye, binoculars, and telescope. Please sign up in the Lounge.
John Scott Marrone has over 30 years-experience teaching in the New York area. In addition to Astronomy, Scott teaches Forensics, Environmental Studies and Oceanography. He has been recognized by Ciba-Geigy Corporation for work in promoting science literacy and received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 2007 from Manhattan College. In February 1998, Scott was invited by the Aruban Government to substitute for astronomer Jay Pasachoff to lead the observing of the total solar eclipse. Most recently, Scott led the public observing session on Mauna Kea and in 2017 traveled to Wyoming with a group to view the total solar eclipse.