Become a Dark Sky Ranger 
and Make Money with 
Stargazing Tours 
Business Opportunity
Business Opportunity
If you are looking for a business opportunity that is unique, lucrative and fun we offer a turnkey solution, including training for starting and operating your own Stargazing business.

Our experienced Staff will teach you how to be a Dark Sky Ranger and conduct Stargazing Tours in a short period of time. Our solution also includes: our pre-recorded (30) minute Story of the Cosmos, professionally narrated by renowned voice-over talent Mare Carmody, with seasonal updates for changing night skies, transportable MP3 audio player, high-powered pointing laser and marketing ideas for you to promote Stargazing Tours and be successful.

Our Company
Is located in Southwest, UT and has thrilled thousands of people with Stargazing Tours since 2006. In addition to providing this business opportunity, we operate a nightly Stargazing Tour for visitors in Kanab, UT when weather permits, during our Tourist Season from April through December. Visit kanabstars.com

Our Star Parties are filled with cultural stories, Native American music, viewing through crystal-clear optics with objects being pointed to with high-powered lasers. It's safe, fun and an amazing experience people enjoy, remember and share with others on social-networks. 

Our average Star Party ticket sells for $35. p/p, with typical programs of an hour producing $350.+ in sales. Your sales may differ from ours due to Star Party locations and other circumstances.

Our Company
Training
Training can be completed in one day and one night, at our location in Kanab, UT. or even by phone. Here you will learn everything you need to be a Dark Sky Ranger, how to operate the equipment, conduct a Stargazing Tour, how to promote your business and attend a real-time Star Party with us.

Training
Cost
A Star Party Tonight licensed business opportunity cost $995. 

This includes all on-site training to become a Dark Sky Ranger, Training Manual, use of name and logo, licensed copy of our Story of the Cosmos, seasonal narrative updates for changing night skies, transportable MP3/Audio Player, high-powered pointing laser and artwork to produce advertising pieces for promotion.

This is not a Franchise, we don’t require royalties or participant in your business other than to give you advise when requested by you, or control your territory. 

Note:
Travel expenses to and from training in Kanab, UT are not included. Training Sessions are subject to date availability.

Feel free to call with additional questions or to book a training session.

Star Party Tonight
Tel: (435) 899-9092 or (435) 644-2540
Starpartytour@gmail.com

Note
Cost
FAQ's
FAQ’s
Would this be a good business for a couple?
Absolutely. My wife and I started Stargazing Tonight in 2006. It is a passion we have both enjoyed for the past (16) years. We continue to offer Star Parties on a nightly basis (when weather permits) and still enjoy showing people the night sky and telling them about the Universe we live in.

Is our age a barrier?
No, your age is not a barrier unless you think it is. Young, middle-age and older couples can provide Stargazing Tours and be successful as long as you can walk, talk, have a passion for what you will do and commitment to do what ever it takes. 

Can we learn?
Yes. Our professionally narrated Story of the Cosmos combined with our SGT Training Manual will provide you with all the information you need to be a Dark Sky Ranger. 

Do we have to travel?
No. Star Parties can be held from a fixed location where you live (providing dark skies are close-by). Small towns that offer dining and accommodations to tourists make the best locations for doing business. Example: Kanab, UT where we are based is nearby to (4) National Parks and attracts some 400,000 tourists a season.  

Is this a good business for our RV lifestyle?
Yes. Travel in your RV and provide Stargazing Tours to groups at private, state and federal park campgrounds, throughout the U.S. Almost anywhere people gather outside at night with clear dark skies, is a good place to offer a Star Party.

What personal skills are needed?
A personable and friendly demeanor along with the ability to communicate to groups (this is a skill you will continue to develop as your confidence level increases). Some technical knowledge like how to turn on an MP3 Player, audio system, point a laser and operate an app on an iPad is necessary. 

What else would we need?
Our Star Party business opportunity is a turnkey solution with almost everything you will need to get started. Not included is a Solar Walk App, iPad tablet, tripod and mount for holding it in place. Additionally expenditures for printing of advertising signs and postcards will be needed.

How big is the market?
Astro-Tourism or roaming to view the Stars, is the fastest growing segment of the Travel Industry. Millions of people are interested in learning about the Universe we live in and the night sky is an amazing resource you can capitalize on.

Who else is doing this?
Star Parties are growing in popularity as people are becoming more and more interested in the Universe we live in thanks to NASA the Hubble Telescope, Neil deGrasse Tyson and media coverage of astronomical events. 

Most Star Parties are hosted by non-profit organizations such as Astronomy clubs and are offered free to the public. These type events usually consist of amateur Astronomers setting up their telescopes and letting people stand in long lines and then look through them along with some explanation about what they are viewing. In most cases the images seen are poor in quality and the explanations are boring (Dark Matter-what is this and who cares?).

Our Star Parties entertain, excite and stir the imagination in people with professionally narrated mind-blowing facts about the Universe we live in, cultural stories, Native American music, with celestial objects being pointed to with high-powered lasers and a stunning interactive model of the solar system that shows all the planets with incredible detail and accuracy. It's safe, fun and an amazing experience people enjoy, remember and share with others on social-networks. 

My biggest concern is that we will fail.
Fear of doing anything new is a normal feeling. Having a passion for what you will do is the driving force that overcomes fear. Passion combined with determination and your commitment to “do what ever it takes” always leads to success.

Market
Astro-Tourism or roaming to view the Stars, is the fastest growing segment of the Travel Industry. Millions of people are interested in learning about the Universe we live in and the night sky is an amazing resource you can capitalize on.

Star Parties can be held from either a fixed location where you live (providing dark skies are close-by) or travel in your RV and provide Stargazing Tours to groups at private, state and federal park campgrounds, throughout the U.S. Almost anywhere people gather outside at night with clear dark skies, is a good place to offer a Star Party.
.