View Post

GoPro Hero7 Black: Night Shooting & Astrophotography

In Featured, Space Gear by Valerie Stimac

Are you researching the GoPro HERO7 Black and curious what it can do once the sun sets? Most GoPro users are daytime adventurers, but the GoPro HERO7 Black is well-equipped for those of us who love to have a little bit of adventure at night. Shooting astrophotos is tricky business. You need the right camera, a knowledge of the settings, …

View Post

9 Amazing Ways to Experience Space in Huntsville, Alabama

In Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

If you’re a space nerd at all, you know about Huntsville, Alabama. If you’re not, maybe you heard about it on The New York Times’ 52 Places list this year. It was selected because of the rising interest in astrotourism and space. It’s also the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing this July, and they’re planning a massive party …

View Post

How to See the Next Lunar Eclipse: July 16-17, 2019

In Eclipse Guide, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

As interest in astrotourism grows, eclipse chasing has become an increasingly popular activity. Whether you travel to see an eclipse or are lucky enough to enjoy them as they pass over your home, there’s no denying that eclipses are powerful and humbling to experience. After the total lunar eclipse on January 20-21, 2019, you may wonder when the next eclipse …

View Post

The 15 Best Places for Stargazing in Philadelphia

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Can the city of Brotherly Love also be the city for people who love stargazing? Yes, it turns out! Philadelphia might not seem like a stargazing destination, but among the cities we’ve created stargazing guides for, it has some of the best in-city stargazing options we’ve found. There are also great stargazing spots and observatories – operated by many of …

View Post

6 Cool Ways to See the 2019 Solar Eclipse: Cruises & Flights

In Eclipse Guide by Valerie Stimac

Seeing a solar eclipse is a cool experience – totality is awe-inspiring no matter where in the world you see it. As the 2019 solar eclipse approaches, it’s time to start finalizing your plans if you want to see the shadow of the moon pass over the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina on July 2nd. There are a variety of …

View Post

7 Reasons to Visit Chile’s Elqui Valley

In Eclipse Guide, Space on Earth by Valerie Stimac

Have you heard of Chile’s Elqui Valley? Chile is considered one of the top astronomical observation destinations in the world. In addition to San Pedro de Atacama high in the Andes, the Elqui Valley north of Santiago offers its own wealth of opportunities for astrotourists. This zone of the Coquimbo Region plays host to both private research observatories and public …

View Post

The 11 Best Places for Stargazing in Washington D.C.

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Washington D.C. is the nation’s capital, and home to arguably the best space museum in the country. Each day, visitors head to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to learn about the history of American spaceflight and NASA, or to see the Space Shuttle Discovery in her permanent home in Virginia. That makes D.C. one of those must-visit places at …

View Post

How to Visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

In Rocket Tourism by Valerie Stimac

Do you love NASA? Curious about the future of space exploration? Just an uber-nerd like me who wants to visit all of the space destinations possible? A visit to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has to be on your list! As part of my trip to Space Camp, I had the chance to visit NASA Marshall. In addition to the …