Outer space may never seem as beautiful as it does over the desert sky at night. The stars and constellations are extremely clear and visible even with the naked eye. Observing the solar system has been studied since the dawn of time and it has only become more and more interesting. During your next stay at Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa, try any of the wonderful Moab adventures during the day, but on Thursday nights we like to gather and look at the stars.
If you are from a large city or an area with lots of artificial light, you may never have truly witnessed the beauty of our galaxy. Many people refer to this as Skyglow, or artificial light that emanates from a highly populated area. This over abundance of light hinders the view of the night sky, and we are unable to see nearly as far out into space. Skyglow is basically non-existent at Sorrel River Ranch providing for some breathtaking views.
On clear Thursday nights at Sorrel River Ranch we like gather around and do a little star gazing. Join Alex as he will take you on a tour through the night sky with his telescope. He will point out various stars, planets, and constellations so you will know what you are looking at. Through his powerful telescope you may get to see some spectacular sights like the Andromeda galaxy, the gas giant Jupiter, the Cat’s Eye Nebula and much more.
During the day, you may want to try some Moab adventures like whitewater rafting or photography tours, but at night take some time to look up into the night sky. You may be surprised at how much you can see. If you would like to plan a trip to Moab, contact Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa to book a room or to find more information. Check out the events calendar for Red Rock Astronomy meeting times or for other great events in Moab.