Pastimes Stargazing and Stays is the Astronomy section for Okefenokee Pastimes Cabins, RV Park & Campground. We are providing stargazing with an introduction to the stars with our weekly stargazing nights Every Friday & Saturday (weather permitting). We also provide private stargazing nights by prior reservation. A new starfield has been built so we can host star parties and outreach programs to school groups and scout troops.

Pastimes Stargazing & Stays (Okefenokee Pastimes) is proud to announce we have partnered with Okefenokee Adventures to provide stay and tour packages. The first will be for the night of January 20, 2019. This is a special night as it is not only a Full Moon, but also a Blood Supermoon (it will appear reddish in color) and as an added treat is also a full Lunar Eclipse.
We are offering a package that will include a stay in one of our cabins, rv or tent sites.
4:15pm shuttle to Adventures in the Okefenokee NWR, 2 hour sunset boat tour followed by a Low Country Swamp Boil served with garlic bread, salad and dessert and beverage.
7:45pm return shuttle service to Pastimes. At 9pm we will have a wine and cheese social, followed by our stargazing briefing and then we will head to the starfield for the lunar viewing @10pm, the lunar eclipse schedule time as follows;

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
Duration of totality: 1 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
Penumbral begins: Jan 20 at 9:36:29 pm
Partial begins: Jan 20 at 10:33:54 pm
Full begins: Jan 20 at 11:41:17 pm
Maximum: Jan 21 at 12:12:14 am
Full ends: Jan 21 at 12:43:15 am
Partial ends: Jan 21 at 1:50:39 am
Penumbral ends: Jan 21 at 2:48:02 am

Official end of stargazing (Lunar Viewing) will end when the full eclipse ends approx. 12:43am January 21, 2019. However you will be more than welcome to stay and view as long as you want from the starfield.
Basic Cabin; $ 97.50 per adult + tax (based on Double occupancy)
Deluxe Cabin; $115.00 per adult + tax (based on Double occupancy)
Premier Cabin; $120.00 per adult + tax (based on Double occupancy)
RV Site; $ 78.75 per adult + tax (based on Double occupancy)
Tent site; $ 70.00 per adult + tax (based on Double occupancy)
Extra Adults; $ 70.00 per adult + tax
Children; $ 60.00 per child + tax

This special event requires a minimum of 6 adult attendees to be provided, we must have the minimum number of adult attendees met by January 13, 2019. To reserve a place for this special event and be placed on the list please call Okefenokee Pastimes @ 912-496-4472 during business hours or email
Reservations and deposits will then be processed on January 13th, 2019 based on minimum attendance requirement and weather forecast.

View of the Milky Way from the Starfield here @ Pastimes
We received honorable mention in the Orlando weekly for the top 20 best Florida secluded campgrounds for stargazing, to see what they had to say go here;

The Moon as viewed through our 12″ Orion Dobsonian