Stars over Vegas

Using powerful telescopes, guides at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas home in on eye-catching celestial bodies
Harriot Manley

Mention stars in Vegas, and names like Elvis and Wayne come to mind. But 17 miles east, on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas, think Orion and Antares as you check out the night skies. Using powerful telescopes steered by GPS tracking systems, guides home in on such eye-catching celestial bodies as blue stars - just about the same color as a certain pair of suede shoes. Mon and Fri evenings; $15 per person, reservations required. 702/567-4700.