Desert Sunset Tour After Dark & Navigating the Night Sky
My Arizona Guide stargazing enthusiasts, David & Debra Joaquim, have designed the perfect all ages family astronomy eco-tour. We bring together basic astronomy and the ancient navigation traditions of the indigenous peoples of Arizona with an opportunity to also see what kind of nighttime creatures and activity we can find.
Our tour begins with a sunset desert tour to arrive at our stargazing stop for a look at the amazing Arizona night sky. Telescopes and binoculars allow us an intimate view of the moon, stars and glimpses of the distant planets in our solar system. Our journey includes finding the constellations who speak to the ancient navigation traditions helping thousands of years of human history to successfully explore planet earth. We also provide black lights and flashlights to help navigate a short walk looking for movement. Some creatures may only be seen at night. My Arizona Guide will ensure a safe, fun and memorable evening
Arizona’s amazing anthropological human history record begins over 15,000 years ago from the elusive Clovis, Folsum and Basketmakers to the enigmatic Anasazi, Salado and Hohokam to the modern Hopi, Pai, Pima and new comers the Apache and Navajo. The night sky has for millennium helped our ancestors the world over sail, walk and ride into the great unknown. We will explore their understanding of astronomy and mathematics, it is truly astonishing.
Tours includes water, juices, Arizona teas, fresh fruit, nuts and snack bars.
The Desert After Dark & Navigating the Night Sky
3 Hour Tour, Easy Walking
$130 Children under 12
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