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Summer 2019 Astronomy Night!

June 9, 2019 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 am

Event Details

Escape the summer heat and enjoy a beautiful night under the stars at our winery estate in Elgin, AZ on Saturday June 8, 2019.  Chuck Dugan, former Kitt Peak Guide and local astronomer will take you on a guided tour of the summer night sky through 8” and 11” telescopes.  Your ticket includes dinner provided by Chef Adam Puckle at The Café in Sonoita and a glass of wine from our tasting bar.

With the moon nearly at first quarter phase (almost half a moon) it is the best time to observe the moon and offers the perfect conditions to view the beautiful sights of our solar system and galaxy.  We will be viewing the Omega Centauraus, the most massive Globular Cluster in the sky.  According to Dugan, “It is truly spectacular, and very few people in the U.S. get to see it…ever.”  Among other sights we will be able to view Jupiter with its bands and all four Galilean Moons, Mercury at half phase, the Sombrero Galaxy, the Ring Nebula and other Globulars.

Tickets: Regular price $54.95, Special Pricing for Wine Club Members $49.95<br>

WC Members please login and then click the “Shop” link right above where it says “Manage Account” and your name.

Click HERE to purchase event tickets (Note: Please select Events in our Online Store if this link sends you to the Red Wines Part of the Store).

 Date/Time: Saturday, 8 June from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Flying Leap Estate Winery – 342 Elgin Rd., Elgin, Arizona 85611

On the Menu: Fried Chicken, Biscuits, Potato Salad/Slaw provided by Chef Adam at The Café Sonoita

What to Bring:  Binoculars and Red-Light Flashlights (both optional).

Keep in Mind:  After dark, please minimize use of automobile headlights coming and going.

Click HERE to purchase event tickets (Note: Please select Events in our Online Store if this link sends you to the Red Wines Part of the Store).

Lodging Options in Wine Country:

Patagonia Stage Stop Inn       (520) 394-2211           www.stagestophotelpatagonia.com

Hacienda de Sonoita               (520) 455-5308           www.haciendasonoita.com

The Duquesne House             (520) 394-2732           www.theduquesnehouse.com

Sonoita Inn                              (520) 455-5935           www.sonoitainn.com

Xanadu Ranch                        (520) 455-0050           www.xanaduranchgetaway.com

Rancho Milagro                       (520) 455-0380           www.ranchomilagrobnb.com

Whisper’s Ranch                     (520) 455-9246           www.whispersranch.com

Patagonia RV Park                 (520) 394-2491           www.patagoniarvpark.com

More lodging options at www.patagaoniaaz.com


Ticket Refund Policy:

7 or more days prior to event – 100% refund
1 to 6 days prior to event – 50% refund
Day of the event – no refund


June 9, 2019
1:00 am - 5:00 am


Flying Leap Estate Winery
Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery
Elgin, AZ 85611 United States
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