An orbital stargazer station was a scientific outpost used solely for studying stars from within their systems. It was equipped with solar shields against solar wind and storms, as well as a five-meter wide telescope for gathering images and spectroscopic data from a star. It could travel across systems to obtain information from several sides of a star, but transport between systems was assisted with a larger vessel capable of hyperspace travel. Each station could hold a maximum of 30 scientists and assistants.
These stations were instrumental in understanding the life processes of stars, and revealing ultimately the circumstances of their demise. A station was sent to the Demophon system to help predict a supernova event for the star, however, it misinterpreted the data by several decades.
Kass Rodanis was a scientist that worked on orbital stargazer stations.