Meet Crystal, your experienced Astronomy Guide. With over 16 years as a professional Naturalist, and vast experience teaching astronomy, space science, and cultural links to the constellations, she is stoked to share her passion for the night sky and astronomy with you! Crystal is a Certified Interpretive Guide, with the National Association for Interpretation, NASA Solar System Ambassador volunteering through NASA JPL, and co-founder of Moab Dark Skies.
Her telescope of choice is a manual 14-inch Dobsonian, perfect for viewing deep space objects like nebulae, galaxies, and faint star clusters - as well as planets and the lunar surface. Her favorite deep space objects are the Orion Nebula, Whirlpool Galaxy, and the Hercules Globular Cluster.
"If you want a very educational experience in one of the darkest places, this is for you. Crystal is so informative and you can tell she truly loves "geeking out", sharing stories of the night sky She showed us things through her telescope we'd never seen before...Her passion really shows through and she's also doing great work educating the public and cities on light pollution."