RedRock Astronomy

RedRock Astronomy, Moab: Hours, Address, RedRock Astronomy Reviews: 5/5

RedRock Astronomy
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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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.
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2476 Spanish Valley Dr, Moab, UT 84532-3427
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Gretchen s
Denver, CO29 contributions
Aug 2021
EVERYTHING was my favorite part of this experience!! Alex has been doing this for nearly 1 5 years; I think there is another company that is (lamely) attempting to provide a similar astronomy experience in Moab. Do Not go there, especially if you are seeking an in-depth, interactive discussion. I would not recommend bringing very young and/or tired children to this activity. If you are a night owl, and you are Very Sure that your kid can handle it....Go For It!! He Really Wants Kids to get Excited about perspective-thinking. I think he should be charging at least twice or three times as much for this activity. I am from the corporate world and I can tell that he is Definitely Not. This was my second time; the first was about seven years ago, and my 14 year old son thoroughly enjoyed!! It is thought-provoking and provided me with more than a bit of grounding on life in general. Thank You, Alex!!
Written August 14, 2021
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photofriend
1 contribution
Jul 2021
This tour was a highlight of our visit to Moab. Alex is a great presenter and was able to keep our audience of 12 people - range of ages and experiences - engaged. It's more than just typical science talk, gives historical perspective and invites us all to think and learn. It started out (this past Sat night) a little cloudy and "moony" but then the clouds drifted away and moon set and I saw the milky way across the entire sky for first time ever. Sharing my one photo that came out semi readable... inspired to keep learning! Thank you Alex!!!
Written July 19, 2021
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Steph2969
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Alex knows his stuff! He was very entertaining but at the same time imparted his knowledge and tried to get us thinking and viewing the night sky in another way besides constellations. He won’t take groups out if the weather and moon won’t cooperate. I appreciate this honesty. He also keeps groups small. We had a wonderful time!
Written July 18, 2021
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Vacationer753611
8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We traveled to Moab from Pennsylvania and booked our trip months in advance. We followed all directions as planned - confirming that we received initial email with instructions, sent a text when we arrived to town that we have arrived and provided our contact information. I received a text back that said “hi.” and nothing else. We arrived later in the week for our tour, along with another couple. The owner acted surprised to see our group and asked if I received his text. I responded that we did receive the “hi” text but nothing else. He scrolled through his phone but it was obvious he wasn’t expecting us. The moon was too bright and we were not able to view the stars. He said if we would have come earlier in the week we would have had great viewing. Given we did communicate earlier in the week this was very frustrating- as we most likely won’t be back in this area. I understand you can’t control nature but communication could be much improved. I’m sure it’s a great experience if all goes as planned but this trip did not. My son and I found a quiet spot along the river to stargaze on our own and take in what we could and still enjoyed the sky.
Written June 24, 2022
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Molly
Minneapolis, MN12 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Hailing from a large city, just being in the desert at night was an awe-inspiring treat. A stargazing event with Red Rock Astronomy was “out of this world”! My daughter (11) and I learned so much and had lots of opportunity to ask questions. We attended on the evening before moon week (when the moon is too full/bright to see much else). I can’t say the brightness of the moon detracted from the experience. In fact, we got to view the lunar surface in amazing detail. Huge thanks to Alex for helping us create a lifelong memory.

I’d recommend this tour to anyone who has an interest in the night skies. It’s appropriate for young kids, teens, and adults.
Written March 13, 2022
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Hung T
Asakusa, Japan2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
It’s a must do if you’re in Moab! You cannot get a better guide than Alex, who is both extremely knowledgeable and personable. All information is communicated very clearly at the time of reservation, and the group size is kept at 10 to ensure everyone gets amble viewing time (through the telescope). Not only was the tour well organized, Alex was also a great story teller and in a way “teacher”. You will leave with not only a great deal of knowledge, but also a tremendous spark of curiosity to learn more on your own about topics covered in the tour. Highly recommended!

(Photo taken with my crappy phone, but be sure that the night sky view is unparalleled and indescribable in words or by any photos)
Written July 3, 2021
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Jennifer B
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
Stargazing with Alex was a phenomenal experience. From the start, Alex was mindful of the moon when we called to schedule so we can book our experience at the right time. I got to see planets, the moon, star clusters, nebula, and galaxies colliding all with friendly conversations about what we were looking at. Alex has a wonderful telescope and was able to lead the program from both astronomy lovers and those who were forced along (like my Husband who was surprised by how much he enjoyed it). Highly recommend this experience!
Written August 8, 2020
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Hanyan S
6 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is the best program Utah has to offer. Highly recommend, Alex is knowledgeable and passionate about astronomy, his style of teaching reminds me of Carl Sagan’s book and the documentary Cosmos. No matter if you have interest in stars, you should give this one a try. Mind-blowing to see the star clusters, Andromeda galaxy and planets, and learn about the supernova event in history! Thank you Alex! PS: no picture can show what can be seen at this program, need to experience this in person.
Written September 11, 2021
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Grace
Des Moines, IA10 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We had an absolutely fantastic time stargazing with Alex, and felt very COVID-safe! He provides the freshly sanitized chairs and telescope, and encourages everyone to socially distance and wear masks. We were able to see several planets, a nebula, and even another galaxy! He is incredibly knowledgeable about space and the universe, and will answer any question. He was a great communicator on the timing and meeting location, and as a bonus, even offered us some traffic tips. We would absolutely stargaze with Alex again when we return to Moab!
Written October 8, 2020
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Rebecca W
Newport News, VA9 contributions
Jul 2021
I am still filled with joy from our telescopic trip into history and the cosmos. Indeed, I planned our entire Moab trip around dark sky, zero moon in order to do the Redrock Astronomy night tour. I am so very glad I did.

Alex is a natural historian and storyteller, a wealth of rich information, and is great with people. He got us all **involved** in the unfathomable enormity of space and time, and he welcomed us into such as star nurseries, nebulae, and stunning astronomic events of 1000 years ago.

Alex is a gem, a giving wealth of knowledge, and a honey voice. What a GREAT GREAT evening at Dead Horse Point.

Make this tour a centerpiece of your Moab trip!

Thank you, Alex!!!

From Rebecca
Written July 10, 2021
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RedRock Astronomy is open:
  • Wed - Wed 5:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Thu - Tue 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Tue 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM