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9 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in October 2019

In Featured, Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

October is upon us – a month of transition and change throughout both hemispheres. With the passing of the September equinox, the world is shifting seasons. We change from autumn and winter in the northern part of the globe, and to spring and summer in the southern. As daylight returns to certain parts of the world and leaves others, opportunities …

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The 14 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Ireland

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With a basic sense of geography, it might seem easy to guess where the northern lights are visible. Places like Sweden, Greenland, and Alaska all make a ton of sense. But did you know that you can also see the northern lights in Ireland? It’s true! Ireland doesn’t have as many nights of aurora activity as other northern countries, but …

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11 Amazing Stargazing Airbnbs Around the World

In Space on Earth by Valerie Stimac

Looking for a night sky getaway? The world is your oyster. The only question is… where will you sleep? How about staying at one of the world’s best stargazing Airbnbs! Luckily there are tons of options. From space-themed hotels to bubble hotels and glamping spots, there are plenty of amazing places where you can stargaze before bed – or even …

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6 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in September 2019

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

This post was updated for September 2019 on August 20, 2019. While September doesn’t hold as many bombastic astronomic sights (eclipses, meteors, and conjunctions, oh my!) as previous months, there’s plenty worth heading out on a clear night to see. Additionally, this month signals a season change, from summer to autumn in the northern hemisphere and from winter to spring …

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The 10 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Indianapolis

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Located at the “Crossroads of America,” Indianapolis is the kind of city you could pass through on a great American road trip… but it’s also an amazing place to stay and visit – or to live! STG founder Valerie lived there for three years, in fact! Like many cities, it’s hard to go stargazing in Indianapolis. But that doesn’t mean …

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Where to See the Apollo Command Modules

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Our lunar legacy is more important than ever as we mark the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon. Both NASA and private companies now have their sights on the moon. The best way to prepare for these missions is to learn from those missions that have been there before. All of the Apollo mission Command Modules (CMs) …

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How to Plan an Acadia National Park Stargazing Trip

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The wind whips up over the mountaintop. It’s the kind of night where you can’t help but shiver – except there are so many stars overhead that it’s distractingly beautiful. This is what it’s like stargazing in Acadia National Park. If you want this experience for yourself, you’re not alone. Acadia National Park is one of the best spots for …