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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, …

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16 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in April 2019

In Featured, Night Sky Guide by Space Tourism Guide

Let’s hope those notorious ‘April Showers’ stay far away! April is going to be a great month to get out and go stargazing. From close encounters between various planets and our moon to a whole spate of galactic viewing opportunities, you’ll want to get out and look up at least once this month. If you’re looking for one particular night …

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

In Featured, Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

March marks a turning point in the Earth’s celestial dance. This month, we approach the first equinox of the calendar year, and the seasons officially ‘change’ after the equinox passes. There are also a variety of interesting opportunities to get out and see some of the different objects in our night sky. From planets and dwarf planets to a star …

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Urban Stargazing: How to See the Night Sky Where You Live

In Featured, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Have you ever gone outside of your house and looked up at a full sky of stars? Probably not. Most of us live in urban areas – cities, suburbs, and neighborhoods – where it’s hard to see the stars. That doesn’t mean you can’t see the stars at all though. You can enjoy the popular activity for space-loving city-dwellers of …

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The 16 Best Places to See the Southern Lights in the World

In Aurora Guide, Featured by Valerie Stimac

If you’re an avid space enthusiast, you’ve probably seen the northern lights at this point. After all, they’re quite convenient for most of us living in North America and Europe, even if you have to travel to see them. The southern lights, on the other hand, are more difficult to reach. In the few parts of the world where you …

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6 Space Tourism Predictions for 2019

In Featured, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

In early 2017, one of the first posts I wrote for Space Tourism Guide was a post of space tourism predictions for the coming year. Back then, I predicted we’d see manned test flights, falling prices, and more interest in space tourism-related activities on earth. Unfortunately, it has taken a long time for these predictions to come to pass! 2017 …

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9 Interesting Winter Solstice Celebrations Around the World

In Featured, News by Valerie Stimac

The winter solstice will occur on December 21st, 2018. At this point, the northern hemisphere is tipped away from the sun at the furthest point in our annual orbit. For many of us, it will be a dark and cold day of the year.  For others, it’s a time of celebration, to mark the beginning of winter or eventual return …

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Vans Launches Astronaut-Worthy Space Voyager Collection

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If you’re headed to the moon, you’ve gotta look good. As interest in space and space tourism continues to rise, it’s no surprise that there are new opportunities to rep your pride for the aerospace industry. In partnership with NASA in honor of their NASA’s 60th anniversary this year, Vans’ new Space Voyager collection is ‘go for launch.’ In addition …

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3 Easy Space Halloween Costumes You Can Make At Home

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Halloween is fast approaching… do you have your costume ready? If you’re a space fan but unsure what costume to wear this year, here are three great ideas that you can easily make at home. Bonus? They’re all space-inspired, so you can proudly show your love of outer space however you celebrate Halloween. 1. NASA Astronaut Instantly recognizable, the blue …