Perseid Meteor Shower or Explore the Stars Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 65% Off)

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High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

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Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Mark's Tree Farm - Plymouth: Perseid Meteor Shower or Explore the Stars Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 65% Off)

During stargazing, eyes looking through telescopes can catch glimpses of planets, galaxies, and GPS-lacking RVs. Gain gazes of wonder with this Groupon.

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$109 for two adult admissions to the Perseid Meteor Shower or Explore the Stars boat cruise (a $300 value)
$209 for four adult admissions to the Perseid Meteor Shower or Explore the Stars boat cruise (a $600 value)<p>

During the Perseid meteor shower, cruises take place nightly on the following dates:

  • July 26–28
  • August 1–4, 9–13, and 23–25<p>

Once the meteor shower has ended, cruises take place nightly on the following dates:

  • August 30 and 31
  • September 1, 6–8, and 27–28
  • October 4–5<p>

Cruises leave the dock at 10 p.m. and return at 1:30 a.m.<p>

The eponymous star aficionado at Mark’s Tree Farm invites sky gazers onto one of Captain John’s trusty vessels, which ventures away from the lights of the city to reveal thousands of stars overhead—and, during the Perseid meteor shower, the instantaneous blaze of meteors entering the atmosphere—for a 3.5-hour astronomy tour. High-powered laser pointers draw temporary maps throughout the lesson, which steers eyeballs toward galaxies and planets. Mark also points out constellations, including Orion and the three huge balls of tinfoil that make up Orion’s Belt. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and the tour is not recommended for children younger than 12. Weather and sky conditions dictate visibility.<p>

Mark's Tree Farm

Although its name does hint at the long, sharp-scented ranks of Christmas trees, Mark's Tree Farm acts as a gateway to many more of nature's marvels. In tribute to the powers of Mother Earth, Mark grows the trees without the use of any chemicals. The expert stargazer also invites groups to follow his laser pointer and the aim of his telescope during astronomy tours on the farm's enclosed viewing space.

Among the whispering leaves, the sharp tang of evergreen boughs mixes with the aromas of hickory and apple wood in the cooling air. Mark lubricates all of his cutting tools, which slice chips and chunks for smoking meats with canola oil, rather than petroleum-based lubricants that can carry carcinogens. He also packages firewood in custom lengths to fit in different stoves and underwhelming time capsules.

Tips

127 Ratings

Not only to bring binoculars and warm clothing, bring a pillow to lean your head on on the seat back while looking up to the sky. Also, download an app that you can point phone to sky and it tells you all the constellations based in your location.
Wendy T. · August 15, 2015
Dress warm for the trip home Great take. Mark knows his stuff
Margaret A. · August 14, 2015
Really fun and beautiful
Victoria M. · July 13, 2015

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