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“Beautiful and informative way to spend the 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
Richmond, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful and informative way to spend the evening.”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I have to admit that I was originally a little put off by the price, but the experience was worth every penny. Our "guide" was Matt, and he was informative and funny. He had both the adults and the kids in the group laughing and interested, which is hard to do. I was a solo adult, and I had a great time. There were also families there with young teen children who seemed to really enjoy themselves.

One piece of advice that I have - believe them if they tell you it will be cold. Matt had enough extra blankets for everyone to use 2, which was great, because the weather had been fairly mild during the day and even though I was warned on the phone, I don't think any of us realized how cold it would be once we sat under the stars for almost two hours. A hat, glove, and coat were very helpful.

If you are already an astronomer yourself, or you have no interest in learning about constellations and what you see in the sky, then this isn't the thing for you. But for anyone who wants a relaxing evening with a fun guide to the night sky, this is it. A+.

Visited March 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Incredible Experience, Superbly Organized”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

This was such a great experience! From the moment you arrive at the scene of the sky viewing until you leave - this group has everything set up for an optimal experience! You arrive at a good distance from town, yet only about 20 minutes away, and they have you stay in your car until its time to go to the viewing area (it was cold when I was there so it was great to stay warm a little longer.) They have a list of names to check you in and get you to the right group- very organized. Everything is set up so your eyes are getting more and more adjusted to the dark - the flashlight they use to guide you is covered with a red cone so its very dim, the lighting along the path shines down to the ground, even the light on the port-a-potty is dimmed and red so your eyes can keep getting used to the dark for the best star viewing. You arrive at your grouping of chairs and telescope where blankets are provided. There are even cup holders in the chairs for those that brought warm drinks. Our "guide" Charlie was amazing! So enthusiastic, so knowledgeable...he made sure and showed us a variety of sky phenomena occasionally using the highest power laser pointer I've ever seen to point out things in the sky! We saw the milky way, a nebula, jupiter and moons, twin stars, a satellite, two galaxies that were able to be seen in the telescope eyepiece at the same time - one was edge on, one was face on. Charlie provided binoculars as well so as we waited to take a turn at the telescope we could keep looking at the amazing sky. Sedona makes for incredible night sky views - its very, very dark, the skies are stable, the humidity is low and its in a higher altitude (4000+). Even going a bit out of town on your own and looking up you could see amazing stars, but Evening Sky Tours made it really come alive and gave you the opportunity to see amazing space phenomena that just aren't visible in most cities.

Visited March 2012
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Harlingen, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“360 view without the crowd”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

if you want to experience Sedona's night sky with experienced star gazer's, this trip is definitely for you. I was a bit hesitant at first because I am used to observatories, and I didn't know what my mother and I were going to be in for, but I can definitely say that neither of us regretted going. This trip is definitely kid friendly, so if you have a family, don't be afraid to take the chance of going. You will be shown constellations in the sky, planets, and certain clusters that look amazing in their telescopes. David and Weston are very knowledgeable people that will lead you through the sky whether it's your first time, or millionth time. You might not be able to see anybody, but you'll be humbled by the true night sky. Also be sure to keep warm!

Visited March 2012
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Sedona, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Way to see the night sky”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

This was wonderful and informative evening adventure.

Visited October 2011
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Super nova great. Price a bit steep”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Astronomer very interesting and knowledgeable. Very friendly and accommodating. Paid particular attention to those at the telescope to make sure they see what he has pointed out. Answered questions from guests. It was a bit pricey but I would still recommend.

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