The Whispering Forest

Eastern Sierra Observatory & Stargazing Glampground

A project in Mammoth Lakes, CA by Scott Lange

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An observatory & stargazing glampground under the dark skies of California's Eastern Sierra
Backers: 96
Average Pledge Per Backer: $128

Funded: $12,302 of $8,500
Dates: Jan 2nd -> Feb 5th (35 days)
Project By: Scott Lange
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Latest News

Okay, Stretch Goal!

January 29th - via:
WARNING: The telescope in this picture is about to get a lot BIGGER We've come up with a little stretch goal to keep the campaign going strong and create an opportunity to add on some fun extras! As of right now, we're sitting at $9378. If we can... (Read More)

Goal Reached!

January 28th - via:
Testing out the scene at the ESO under the Milky Way and Orion Nebula - Captured by our friend and fellow astrophotographer Samuel Kahn (@alpineastro) Wooot!!! We are happy to announce that we reached our goal of $8500 earlier today, and have even... (Read More)

Sample Dates & Reward Add-Ons

January 24th - via:
The scene last night captured from the ESO by our friend Samuel Kahn (@alpineastro) Greetings, The project is moving along well as we now sit at 82% funded with a little over 12 days to go. We can't thank you all enough for sharing an interest in... (Read More)

72% of the way!

January 19th - via:
Sunset/moonset over Bishop Greetings Friends,  We've just passed the halfway mark in our 35 day campaign, and after another booked group stay gave us a good launch forward this morning, we are now at 72% funded! Thank you all for believing in and... (Read More)

Eastern Sierra Observatory

January 18th - via:
A unique stargazing experience is coming to the Eastern Sierra this spring. The Eastern Sierra Observatory (ESO) will be hosting guests at its location just east of Bishop for nights of viewing the cosmos through an amazing 14 inch Meade telescope, relaxing with binoculars in a stargazers lounge, sitting in a hot tub under the Milky Way, and camp/glamp accommodations in a spacey SHIFTPOD. (Read More)

Over half way & added benefits!

January 14th - via:
Greetings, We are happy to say that we are now 56% funded with three weeks left to go! Thank you all for supporting this project — we are truly excited to bring this stargazing experience to fruition.  We’ve gotten a lot done in the New Year as... (Read More)

New Rewards!

January 8th - via:
Greetings, Thank you all again so much for supporting this endeavor! We've been onsite with a crew of friends for the last week -- moving a lot of dirt and rocks and terraforming this Martian-like landscape! We even got the pleasure of seeing snow up... (Read More)

29% in 1.5 days!

January 4th - via:
Just a little over 36 hours in and we’re already 29% of the way to the goal! Thank you all for joining us on this stargazing experience. We’re onsite with a small crew of friends who are helping to prepare the grounds. As you can see, the sunsets... (Read More)

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