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Gargan Optics Observatory

72727 Jack Kramer Ln, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-5909
+1 760-238-4584
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Star gazers - a must

Fantastic Mr Gargan - knowledgeable and personal - wonderful experience - a must when you are in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cathy725
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hewitt texas
An Anazing Evening

Mr G. is a very passionate astronomer. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.. Excellent viewing... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2016
robertdedomenic
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Columbus, Indiana
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good11%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
1 week ago
“Star gazers - a must”
19 Feb 2016
“An Anazing Evening”
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72727 Jack Kramer Ln, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-5909
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Mr Gargan - knowledgeable and personal - wonderful experience - a must when you are in Palm Springs Ca

Thank cathy725
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Mr G. is a very passionate astronomer. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.. Excellent viewing of stars,nebula & constellations. Very worthwhile.

Thank robertdedomenic
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Just got back from our wonderful evening with Bill Gargan. The telescope and lenses are wonderful, Bill's knowledge is expansive, and his elegantly small observatory is first rate. A must do experience for anyone who thinks they have "seen it all" in the desert.

Thank katherine j
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

On a lovely night in January we traveled to Indio for Gargan Observatory. We loved it! It wasn't cheap but it was worth every penny and time well spent. We enjoyed several hours in an amazing backyard observatory with a passionate stargazer with high tech...More

3  Thank Claudiafee51
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We recently enjoyed a cool and thrilling evening at Bill's observatory, experiencing both a learning and awe inspiring time. Bill is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in astronomy and was able to easily convey that to 2 amateurs. This was really educational. We had Bill's...More

5  Thank Gene F
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I did not see the previous reviews until after I had been to the observatory and was extremely surprised by the low ratings. I did not set up the visit so I have no information on Mr. Gargan's telephone manners but found him to be...More

8  Thank DesertIguanas
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This guy seems very rude & self absorbed. I wouldn't bother going. It amazes me that he would respond the way he did to those negative reviews. I'd think he'd want to improve his image. Go figure!

11  Thank sjvalleygirl327
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Called in early January 2012 to see what this was all about. Gentleman on the phone was very rude and started eating while speaking to me. Definately have no intention to give this chap $95 a person esp. seeing it's in his back yard. Not...More

20  Thank thyme d
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Two primary and big critcisms of this experience: 1. Does not deliver for the value: you pay almost $100 a person to see about 6 stars in two hours. The viewing is less than spectacular. 2. Not being given by an astronomer, academic or particularly...More

22  Thank susan g
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