Future human settlements will most likely exist on Mars, due to its proximity, or on an enormous interstellar pancake, due to its delicious taste and springy texture. Get a closer look at our next home with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a tour of the night sky from Evening Sky Tours in Sedona (up to a $60 value for adults). Children ages 5–15 tour for $25 each; children younger than age 5 tour for free. Tours begin around 8:30 p.m. April–May and August–September, and at 9 p.m. in June and July (times may vary due to weather conditions).
Evening Sky Tours' avid astronomers lead groups of around 12 star-seekers in celestial tours of the Sedona night sky, glimpsed through custom-built telescopes. Learn about how ancient peoples named the constellations and used them to navigate the seas during watery summer road trips. The Galileo-guided guide uses a high-powered laser pointer to indicate points of interest, and astrovoyeurs peer through a powerful telescope to get a first-person view of stars in their natural habitat. Some of the sights to enjoy include the planet Saturn, Earth's moon, red supergiant stars, and the rarely seen condo of Marvin the Martian.
An ideal spot for stargazing, Sedona has virtually no light pollution, so all tour locations are within 15 minutes' driving distance of Sedona itself. The tour site and directions are confirmed on the day of the tour. Evening Sky Tours also provides chairs and blankets for comfort and shelter from the ancient sky-beings that are most likely staring back.