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

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

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 19 Best Places for Stargazing in Atlanta

For some cities, it’s really obvious that it’s hard to go stargazing there. Towering skyscrapers, loads of light pollution, and notoriously cloudy or rainy weather will affect your chances of stargazing in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Seattle, for example. Other cities, like Atlanta, are surprisingly good stargazing destinations. While you can’t look straight up from downtown …

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The 13 Best Places for Stargazing in Dallas/Fort Worth

Do you call Dallas or Fort Worth home? Or, are you planning a trip there for business or pleasure? In either case, you might want to go stargazing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area… and that sounds a lot easier than it is. While it’s certainly possible to go stargazing near Dallas or Fort Worth, you need to know where …

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The 10 Best Places for Stargazing in Houston, Texas

Houston is America’s fourth largest city… but it also might be one of the most overlooked major cities in the country. Located in the southeastern part of Texas near the Gulf Coast, Houston has everything you could ever want in a city – just ask the 2.3 million people who live there! Unfortunately, when 2.3 million people live anywhere, there’s probably …

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The 11 Best Places for Stargazing in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona is arguably the best city for stargazing in the United States – if not the world. Home to the International Dark-Sky Association (STG founder Valerie is a proud member!), the city of Tucson has taken large and bold steps to reduce light pollution, and it is one of the best mid-sized cities where you can stargaze right within …

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The 12 Best Places for Stargazing in Portland

Portland is know for many things: a respectable soccer team*, funky donuts, and hipsters. But what about stargazing? Can those space enthusiasts among us find fun things to do after dark in the Rose City? As the case for every city we’ve profiled in our series of city stargazing guides, it’s definitely possible to go stargazing in Portland – and …

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The 21 Best Places for Stargazing in Salt Lake City

Utah is, as destinations in the western U.S. go, one of the more underrated. Similarly, Salt Lake City is often overlooked for flashier adventure destinations like Denver or stargazing spots like Phoenix. If you want to base your next stargazing or space-focused trip from somewhere new, consider Salt Lake City. Astronomy clubs are active throughout the city, and there are …

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The 11 Best Places for Stargazing in Honolulu

For most people, a trip to Hawaii means a vacation full of beaches and sunshine. For the space enthusiasts among us, it also means a chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy some leisurely stargazing. But can you go stargazing near the popular Hawaiian destination of Honolulu? Turns out, you can! Many of Oahu’s most popular beaches turn into great …

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The 15 Best Places to go Stargazing in Anchorage

Alaska is a bucket list destination for many people – and for good reason. You can see towering mountains, witness wildlife, and experience phenomena like the aurora borealis first-hand. Most travelers base their Alaska trip out of Anchorage, and the majority visit in the summertime when you can see the Midnight Sun. If you’d rather try to see the northern …