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Starry Skies & 3 Other Reasons to Visit Central Asia for Astrotourism

In Space on Earthby Valerie StimacLeave a Comment

If there’s one great thing about the developing destinations across the globe, it’s that they’re almost always good for stargazing. Places like Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia are still developing the brightly lit infrastructure that eventually makes enjoying the night sky impossible. Whereas over 80% of Americans can’t see the stars in any meaningful way, these up-and-coming …

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4 Easy, DIY Space Halloween Costumes

In Space on Earthby Valerie StimacLeave a Comment

Halloween is fast approaching… do you have your space Halloween costumes 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, …

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11 Amazing Stargazing Airbnbs Around the World

In Space on Earthby 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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The 6 Best Russian Space Museums for Soviet Aerospace History

In Space on Earthby Nadezhda GLeave a Comment

It’s impossible to understate the contribution Russia has made to the field of space exploration. This is especially true when it comes to human space exploration. Russians launched the first satellite, put the first man in space, put the first man in orbit. They executed the first successful spacewalk. Russia also launched the first woman to space, decades before any …

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7 Reasons to Visit Chile’s Elqui Valley

In Eclipse Guide, Space on Earthby 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 …

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Rancho Cacachilas: Eco & Astrotourism in Baja California Sur

In Space on Earth, Space Tourismby Valerie Stimac

Are you an environmentally conscious traveler? Do you enjoy seeing a dark night sky? Consider how these two ideas go together. Ecotourism is an increasingly popular trend as travelers become aware of the impact of tourism on destinations and ecosystems. Simultaneously, more of us are interested in astrotourism – traveling to experience the night sky. Unfortunately, most tourism increases development …