Why is Sedona such an astonishing place to explore the mysteries of the heavens? Dennis Young, who has been introducing Sedona visitors to its starry wonders for nearly two decades and founded Sedona’s local astronomy club Sirius Lookers, says a few things make Sedona stargazing some of the best in the world:
- Sedona’s dark skies, which are free of most of the light pollution that blocks stargazing in large cities,
- Sedona’s elevation, which decreases the air space between viewers and space,
- Sedona’s haze-free, cloud- free sky, which makes stargazing possible most nights of the year, and
- The transparency of the desert air which, free of humidity, increases visibility.