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Rancho Cacachilas: Eco & Astrotourism in Baja California Sur

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by 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 …

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A Guide for Stargazing in Calaveras County, California

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

Located 2.5 hours east of the San Francisco, Calaveras County is a perfect weekend getaway from the Bay Area. It is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and boating in the summer, and for skiing in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter. Throughout the year you can learn about the county’s historic roots and sample delicious local food and wine. …

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How to Plan an Astronomy Trip to the Royal Observatory Greenwich

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is one of the world’s top historic astronomy destinations. King Charles II commissioned the Royal Observatory in Greenwich in 1675. Sir Christopher Wren originally chose the site, and the Royal Observatory in Greenwich began operations in 1676. In the nearly 350 years since, the Royal Observatory Greenwich has been one of the foundational observatories in the world. In fact, …

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The Ultimate Guide to Stargazing in Sedona: When, Where & How

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Valerie StimacLeave a Comment

If you love stargazing, there are certain destinations that simply must be on your list. Sedona, Arizona, is one of those places. If you have your heart set on stargazing in Sedona, here’s everything you need to know. From when to visit and where to go, to the stargazing tours and night-sky friendly hotels you can stay in, and even …

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How to Visit Johnson Space Center & Space Center Houston

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

“Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” Most people recognize this line from the movie Apollo 13. When Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) calls down to earth to report a major problem with the mission, his famous line was etched in our collective memory. (It’s often erroneously quoted as “Houston, we have a problem.” Verb tenses matter, people!) It wasn’t some person he was …

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How to Plan a Bryce Canyon National Park Stargazing Trip

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Megan Johnson

Bryce Canyon is one of the more underrated national parks in Utah, according to many travelers. It’s often overshadowed by its extremely popular neighbor, Zion National Park. While Bryce Canyon might seem like it doesn’t have as much to offer, it definitely does. From hiking among the hoodoos to stargazing at night, Bryce Canyon has it all, including one of …

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How to Plan a Blue Ridge Mountains Stargazing Trip

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Heide Brandes

I’ve always had a romanticized notion of the Blue Ridge Mountains that run from North Carolina through Virginia. The rolling green mountains are a far cry from the rolling fawn-colored plains and rusty hills of my home state of Oklahoma. I’ve dreamed of the day when my battered hiking shoes would walk the Appalachian Trail, which weaves 2,190-miles through the …

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10 Astrophotography Tips: How to Shoot Photos of the Night Sky

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

Whether this is your first visit to Space Tourism Guide, or you’ve been reading along as we share space tourism tips around the world, you’ve probably noticed: we almost always try to provide tips on how to document your experiences. To that end, we’ve put together one of the most-requested guides full of astrophotography tips to help you capture the …