Have Telescopes, Will Travel!
DON’T MISS your opportunity to view Moab and the surrounding area in its unique dark sky setting. Here at Moab’s REDROCK ASTRONOMY we love to share our spectacular dark skies! We now live in a modern society where many of us live in light polluted areas. As a result of this, many have never had the opportunity to view the Milky Way as it should be seen - draped across the night time sky, glittering in its beauty and majesty!
To help people see the cosmos as it should be, we are pleased to bring you the opportunity to do just that. We are Moab’s ONLY complete astronomy tour! This is not a constellation pointing program. We do some of that using our green laser pointer, but your guide, Alex, wants to get you up into the cosmos with a personal experience all your own! Come along as Alex shows you planets, galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other breathtaking celestial sights with his high powered telescopes and learning tools. Groups from 2 to 40, young or old alike can share in this unique and memorable stargazing experience.
We offer viewing with a wide range of telescopes, from a Galileoscope replica, through much larger and powerful modern computerized scopes. We even have a special solar telescope to view sun features during daytime! Some nights there may also be various visual aids and sky computer programs. We offer a varied experience that will fill you with wonder at the vastness of our universe!
Our equipment is the finest! The telescopes we use are Celestron, Astro Tech, Lunt, Meade and the Galileoscope. Eyepieces are another key to excellent viewing, and we use the best - Televue, Celestron, and TMB.
We have mostly clear nights in our area, but some nights will be stormy or too moonlit for good viewing. In these cases, you may choose to have more of a lecture and/or a computer program, possibly by esteemed Galileo himself! (See Your guide page for this; it is excellent for groups). Or, we can wait for a night of better viewing conditions. We usually like to schedule you for an alternate night during your visit in case of poor viewing conditions.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing for Alex is sharing and teaching an appreciation for our special area. This is his 24th year guiding the rivers, canyons, skies and mountains of the southwest. Call, write, or visit us, and join in for your own REDROCK ASTRONOMY EXPERIENCE!!
|Moab's Dark Skies (click to see larger images):
|Photos courtesy of Bret Webster