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“Crystal clear viewing”
Review of Sedona Star Gazing

Sedona Star Gazing
Ranked #15 of 158 things to do in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sedona Stargazing is pleased to offer you a personalized and custom astronomy experience by professional astronomers. You will meet us at our observing location which is a 20 minute ride from West Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek. Your tour includes an overview of the constellations using a high power laser pointer. We then give you an up close view of planets, galaxies, star clusters and nebula through one of our large powerful telescopes. Our astronomers are exceptionally knowledgeable and provide you with an educational and entertaining experience. Chairs,blankets and oversized parka jackets are provided. Sedona Stargazing has received the Award of Excellence 5 years in a row from TripAdvisor resulting in our induction into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. We have been featured in National Geographic and the New York Times and ranked by TripAdvisor as one of the top 10 Space Based Attractions in the entire United States.
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Chevy Chase, MD
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Crystal clear viewing”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Sedona is far enough from urban clutter to be free of all interference. They build observatories around here, for good reason.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Peter K
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StargazingCliff, Owner at Sedona Star Gazing, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thanks for recognizing our beautiful Sedona night sky. With our professionala astronomers and terrific telescope we enjoy showing off the wonderful Sedona night sky. eveningskytours.com
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“Sedona Star Gazing, June 2012”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Some of the best times on vacations are the ones you don't plan ahead. This one fits that bill. The town of Sedona turns out all the outside lights in the town after sunset. Travelling out of the main area of town into the red-rock area a couple of miles or so you can park alongside the road and exit your vehicle and just look up. It is a truly amazing site. Thousands upon thousands of stars can be seen. A truly spectacular sight, considering places where you can actually view the stars aren't easy to find these days, with all the heavily lit metro areas in the USofA. Oh, you might want to bring your binoculars, but even if you don't have any the view is unreal. And other than the gas your vehicle uses, it's FREE!!! Don't visit Sedona without this experience.

Visited June 2013
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StargazingCliff, Owner at Sedona Star Gazing, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
We are glad you appreciate the nighttime experience of Sedona. Sedona doesn't actually turn off our lights at night as you suggest. We do have streetlights through the hotel district producing ambient light which makes it hard to see the milky way from the City. Our observing location www.eveningskytours.com is a dark sky site and about 10 miles from the lights of the City of Sedona. We can see the brilliant Milky Way nearly every night from our location and our astronomers and telescopes will open the universe for you.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“shooting stars”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

never have i seen so many shooting stars, incedable views from so many points arround Sedona especialy on the red rock canyon road with no light polution

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“UNREAL!!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I don't know that I've ever seen a night sky that is this beautiful. The sky was totally cloud-less with the result that the clarity of the stars was magnificent. They truly were breath-taking and I could barely take my eyes off the night sky. It was special beyond belief.

Visited December 2013
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Tucson
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“Milky Way”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Get a little out of town and look up. Let your eyes adjust and if the sky is clear the Milky Way will pop out. This is also a good place to watch any of the meteor showers.

Visited August 2013
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