For Right-Brained People

Rafting with the stars (and meteors)!

An astronomically fun trip on the Green River (and through time)

Rafting with the stars!

An astronomically fun trip on the Green River (and through time)

 Imagine lying on a big sandy beach along the spectacular Green River on a warm summer night posing questions to the universe while watching the Milky Way Galaxy drift across the sky … and then also being able to Google all the answers. This trip is sort of like that. Surrounded by geologic history of the desert, the hydrological magic of the river, and the mind bending wonders of our solar system, galaxy, and universe, John Keller, Fiske Planetarium Director at CU Boulder (and the closest thing to riverside Google access as we’re going to get) will be joining us to explain what’s going on.

John will also share insights into ancient and modern sky watching, a human tradition spanning across all cultures throughout time. Pictographs, constellations, life in the universe, the past, the future; dang, we’re gonna be up all night.  

2021 Stargazing Trip

Green River – Lodore Canyon

July 18 – 21, 2022

Adults: $1099.00

Youths (7 – 17): $999.00

John Keller, astronomer on ARTA River Trips

Meet John Keller

The other star of the show

John has enjoyed discussing meteors, cosmology, and everything in between with ARTA guests and guides since the summer of 2013. He studied biology at Stanford University as an undergraduate and planetary science at the University of Arizona for his PhD.  He’s taught middle schoolers at AstroCamp, high schoolers in the Bay Area, and undergraduates at both Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the University of Colorado Boulder.

He is currently an astronomy faculty member and Director of Fiske Planetarium at CU Boulder.

John enjoys hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and the outdoors. He especially loves sharing the universe with others.

It was perfect and John was so interesting. I learned so much but all I can remember is how amazing it was. You have to do this trip again.

Melanie Miller