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“Sedona Star Gazing”
Review of Evening Sky Tours

Evening Sky Tours
Ranked #36 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 September 1, 2009

Simply put, The Best. I have been to star parts all over and the knowledge of their astronomers are top notch.

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Reviewed July 16, 2009

My wife and I visited Sedona recently (June 09) and found out about Evening Sky Tours via various brochures and the hotels recommendation. I was very anxious to see what could be seen in this area of the country with the higher altitude. Experience was extremely fun and fact filled. We had a full group of 10 people present. Directed towards an extremely dark area. Found chairs all ready set up for us with a warm blanket on each. Being at such a high altitude and in such a dark area provided an explosive view of the stars and planets and constellations and even the Milky Way. Within 10 min, we had already observed 3 satellites crossing the sky. Saw rings of Saturn and one of its moons as well as a double star and some nebulae. The presentation was great with the astronomer using a great laser pointer to point out lots of things in the sky. Several kids were in the group and he was great with all. Everyone had a chance to look through the telescope about 6 times with plenty of time for questions. HIGHLY recommend this as an evening activity for you, your spouse and kids!!

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Reviewed March 24, 2008

Our group of 7 had prearranged this event months in advance. We arrived to a very large crowd of people. Our turn at each telescope was less then a few seconds each with an astronomer asking you to please move it along

1  Thank kd1katz
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StargazingCliff, Owner at Evening Sky Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2009

This group happened to go on a tour which had an unusually large group during spring break. We have more than enough staffing to cover the tour. We instruct our guides to NEVER rush people from the eyepiece of the telescope. If necessary we extend the length of our tours to accommodate older folks, kids and those with eyesight issues.

Evening Sky Tours is dedicated to providing a quality and entertaining star gazing experience. If anyone is every not satisfied with our tour a full refund is offered. We have yet to be asked for one.

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Reviewed June 25, 2007

If they only place you've seen stars and planets before is in a planetarium, you need to take an astronomy tour when visitng Sedona.

My husband, 7 year old daughter and I have just taken a tour from [--] last week while vacationing in Sedona.

It was so amazing, I can't even relate. Basically, these are professional astronomers that meet you at a scenic outlook at night and have these huge telescopes with them. There were about 10 other people there along with us. The astronomers used lasers to point out constellations and planets to us in the sky, and we also took turns looking at Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter in the telescopes.. as well as forming stars and star clusters and other celestial bodies.

I highly recommend this to everyone!

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