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RedRock Astronomy

2476 Spanish Valley Drive, Moab, UT 84532
435-210-0066
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Ranked #6 of 40 Attractions in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Don't miss your opportunity to view Moab and the surrounding area in its unique dark sky setting. SEE the stars & planets as you have never seen them... more » Owner description: Don't miss your opportunity to view Moab and the surrounding area in its unique dark sky setting. SEE the stars & planets as you have never seen them before! COME ALONG with Alex as he shows you faraway galaxies, glittering star clusters, nebulae, & other breathtaking celestial sights with his high-powered telescopes and learning tools. Groups from 2-40, young & old alike, can share in this spectacular stargazing experience. Daytime solar viewing also available. « less
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was surprised by how indifferent Alex was to the common interest of his audience in identifying constellations or looking at familiar objects through a telescope. He said the differences in cultural names and origins prevented him from discussing constellations. Really? So share some cultural differences with us already. If you are truly interested in seeing nebula and distant galaxies,... More

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AlexinMoab, Owner at RedRock Astronomy, responded to this review

I welcome when someone makes a comment such as this every few years as it give me an opportunity to explain what type of program I offer. My program is intended for all age groups as educational, but also designed to be entertaining as well. It is oriented towards folks that want to go past the everyday constellation type program... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Alex provides the chairs, blankets, and telescope....we just enjoyed a spectacular view of the skies and a knowledgable presentation by Alex. If clouds roll in, he is willing to adjust the charges or change your night. Very easy to work with!

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We read the reviews of Alex and his outing. We decided to do this event and were thrilled with the experience. We have teen sons that love astronomy. They were so engaged with Alex and what he was able to show us with his telescope. I highly recommend this outing is you have anyone in your party that loves looking... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's very difficult to add anything to the five star reviews that have gone before. It was a wonderful evening that lasted three hours (30 minutes for meeting up and driving to the dark sky site, 2.5 hours presentation of the heavens). There were only four customers and we paid $40 each. Whilst setting up the telescope, Alex kept us... More

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Crownsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The night weather was perfect, an appreciated cooling from the July day heat. The moon wasn't set to rise for several hours, so the sky was getting darker by the minute. Alex was weaving his stories while the night's darkness and silence applied his voice. My entire family enjoyed the experience. I particularly remember Alex talking of Native Rock Art... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You get to enjoy dark skies, tons of stars, a great telescope and Alex orchestrating a wonderful show. We saw Saturn and it's moons, Uranus, star clusters, the ring nebula and and even 2 colliding galaxies (which was the highlight for me)! Alex does a great job making sure that everyone in the group (10 people on our night) gets... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Listening to Alex was like listening to Carl Sagon or Neil De Grass Tyson!!! He can paint amazinwg images in your mind as you as listen to his narrative that remind you of Cosmos. He also is eager to field any questions you might have for him. The best money my husband and I spent on our vacation. His vast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Best show in Moab. Alex walks you through many of the sights in the night sky and does it with expertise and knowledge of someone who is devoted to viewing the stars. Don't miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge of the night sky and have a very enjoyable time doing so. A must activity for Moab.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We took the astronomy tour with Alex, it was very good, right combination of interesting facts about the cosmos and looking at interesting objects through his telescope. Would recommend this as something different to do in Moab.

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West Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect, but were thrilled with the experience. Our guide gave us the history of Astronomy and explained how telescopes worked. We viewed many wonderful sights both with and without the telescopes. Alex was patient and made sure everyone participated.

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