Dinner and Rooftop Star-Gazing at Capella Hotel

Georgetown's Capella Hotel may get celebs from all over as guests, but we're not talking about those kind of stars. We're talking about the big masses of gas in the sky. Join Capella for a night of star-gazing and a three-course dinner.

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Georgetown's Capella Hotel may get celebs from all over as guests, but we're not talking about those kind of stars. We're talking about the big masses of gas in the sky. Join Capella for a night of star-gazing and a three-course dinner.
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The "real" (i.e., non-hotel) Capella is the brightest star in the constellation Auriga. "To celebrate the meaning behind Capella, we thought it would make sense to introduce a Capella Constellation Series and partnering an important educational institution such as the University of Maryland and its Department of Astronomy," said hotel Capella General Manager Alex Obertop.
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The start times for the experience vary based on sunset times from season to season. Dinner is followed by constellation viewing about two hours later. The next two scheduled events, May 28 and June 28, kick off at 7 p.m. (See full schedule here.)
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Just a sample of the dessert given out on the rooftop for the event.
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Alex McCormick, a graduate student from the University of Maryland's astronomy department, shows the group constellations and planets in the sky, like the Mizar and Alcor system near the Big Dipper.
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The Constellation Series is priced at $175 per person, gratuity and tax included.
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Chef Esko's bone marrow appetizer. Tasty.
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Wine sipping in the Rye Bar.
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Rosario Ayala, sommelier at Capella, presents a bottle of Taittinger Nocturne.
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Dessert, anyone?
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The one and only Baked Alaska dessert. You'll say "wow" when you take your first bite. Trust us.
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