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“What a great way to spend an evening!”
Review of Evening Sky Tours

Evening Sky Tours
Ranked #35 of 93 Tours in Sedona
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Owner description: Professional Astronomers host you for an evening of stargazing using giant telescopes and laser pointers. Chairs and blankets are provided. View Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, galaxies and more. Tours start at 8:30 p.m.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Can't recommend this highly enough - we saw planets (including Mars and Saturn), a ring nebula, star nursery, binary star, star cluster, Andromeda nebula, had lots of constellations pointed out with lasers and the legends behind them explained.

Also saw the International Space Station and several shooting stars!

Thank you - it was just the right of information and never felt rushed.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is the third time we have done the Evening Sky Tours in Sedona and each time is better. The star viewing, the information, and the small number of propel in the group allows for a wonderful experience. Our star guide for the night (David) was knowledgeable, helpful, very interactive with us. The fact that they make it comfortable with chairs, lanterns and great viewing locations are a plus. Can't wait to return in November for another chance to see the stars.

1  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We really enjoyed the star gazing experience. We saw Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, satellites, several star clusters and even 3 galaxies. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. The only advice I have is wear a heavy coat! They provide blankets and coats, which I happily accepted! I was dressed warmly but oooo boy was it chilly out there. So worth it for the views.

1  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

On our first night in Sedona, we decided to embark on this unique and well-orchestrated attraction. If the beautiful Southwestern sky wasn't enough of an attraction, our guide Niles brought us right into his "world of the universe".
His demeanor was warm, his knowledge vast and he could have gone on for days. This is not to say that he was over speaking, rather one only realized after being with him for two hours that this much time had passed.
He was engaging, an excellent communicator and empathetic to the particular crowd (11 of us) with it's varying degrees of knowledge and propensities for astronomy. If that wasn't enough, Niles provided his custom-made telescope- all parts acquired and built to his specifications.
We were fortunate to have clear skies and just enough warmth that we could deal with the April air. On top of that, we were also fortunate to be able to view 3 of the 4 viewable planets (the first time I've seen Saturn's rings as separate from the planet itself). And a huge telescope wasn't all he provided, since for certain heavenly objects, one is better served using binoculars (!).
It was enjoyable, entertaining and informative all at once- as if we were part of a National Geographic expedition.
Whatever your approach to science or the universe, when combined with the vast beauty of the Sedona Red Rocks environ during the day, this is an excellent way to spend some evening time. Worth every penny...

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Of all of our week long adventures in Arizona, including Indian Reservations, Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest, this was my children's (ages 9 and 11) favorite activity. The tour felt personal and relaxing, the views, particularly of Jupiter and Mars were impressive, and the chairs, parkas, and blankets were much appreciated. We also happened to see 2 shooting stars, which we learned we actually meteoroids, during our hour and a half outing. The kids have requested that we purchase a telescope, and download apps to see the changes in the sky, and do this again the next time we travel to Arizona. Thank you for enhancing our love of learning!

The Gibson Family, Ohio

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