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The 21 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Europe

In Aurora Guide by Valerie Stimac

If the northern lights are on your bucket list, you’re not alone. This unique astronomical event is unforgettable – and luckily there are lots of places to see it around the world. Europe is one of the best places to try and see the aurora borealis. In this post, we’re detailing all of the best places to see the best …

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The 12 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in the USA

In Aurora Guide by Valerie Stimac

Did you see the news? The aurora will be visible across the northern parts of the globe! If you’re living in the northern part of the U.S. and want to see the northern lights in the USA, it’s totally possible. You just have to plan ahead to get to an ideal viewing spot. Native peoples across the northern part of …

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The 14 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Ireland

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With a basic sense of geography, it might seem easy to guess where the northern lights are visible. Places like Sweden, Greenland, and Alaska all make a ton of sense. But did you know that you can also see the northern lights in Ireland? It’s true! Ireland doesn’t have as many nights of aurora activity as other northern countries, but …

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The 12 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Scotland

In Aurora Guide by Inka Piegsa

When thinking about Scotland, country of history and mystery, what first comes to mind are castles, wild mountains, lochs, and bagpipes – but perhaps not necessarily that it’s one of the best places to see the northern lights. The aurora is called the Mirrie Dancers in Scotland. The northern lights are created by electrically charged particles of the sun interacting …

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The 29 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Canada

In Aurora Guide by Kay Rodriguez6 Comments

Whether you’re planning a trip to see polar bears in Manitoba or city-hopping through the southeastern cities like Montreal and Toronto, Canada is a wonderland for cultural and outdoors experiences. It’s also the most popular northern lights destination in North America. With so much space, you might wonder: how and where can I see the northern lights in Canada? In …

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The 21 Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Alaska

In Aurora Guide by Valerie Stimac4 Comments

Alaska: The 49th State. The Last Frontier. The Land of the Midnight Sun. The Best Place in the United States to see the Northern Lights. If you want to see the northern lights (or aurora borealis) in Alaska, you’re not alone. Seeing the northern lights is one of the top reasons people travel to Alaska during the cold winter months, …

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

In Aurora Guide 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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How to See the 2020 Total Solar Eclipse on December 14

In Eclipse Guide by Valerie StimacLeave a Comment

Seeing a solar eclipse is one of the most impressive and rare space tourism experiences on earth. Following the 2017 solar eclipse across the U.S., traveling to see an eclipse is an increasingly popular activity for those of us who love space here on earth. Luckily, there have been two solar eclipses in 2020! The first was an annular “ring …

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

In Eclipse Guide 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 …

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12 Space Tourism Companies That Will Send You to Space

In Featured, Space Tourism by Valerie Stimac

For years, we’ve been saying it: space tourism is going to happen this year! Now, finally, at long last, that prediction seems likely to come true in 2019. We are on the brink of space tourism, and all of us wanna-be astronauts will actually have a chance to go to space. The question is: which of the space tourism companies …

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9 Interesting Winter Solstice Celebrations Around the World

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

In Space on Earth by 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 Earth by 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 Earth by 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 Earth by Nadezhda G3 Comments

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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How to Plan a Zion National Park Stargazing Trip

In Space on Earth, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Did you know Zion Park is the fourth most popular national park in the United States? People are drawn to visit for the beautiful natural rock formations, the great hiking trails, and the chance to see a night sky that’s almost entirely free of light pollution. Yes, it’s true: one of the best reasons to visit Zion National Park is …

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How to Plan a Joshua Tree Stargazing Trip in 2020

In Space on Earth, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

If you love stargazing, there are a few great places in the world that are surely on your must-travel-someday list. The Grand Canyon is surely on that list, as well as every Dark Sky Reserve. If you’re in the U.S., you probably have Joshua Tree on your list too. This National Park is known for its amazing vegetation, stunning rock …

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Space Adventures: Space Tourism Company Profile

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The world’s first space tourism company, it’s impossible to talk about space tourism without considering the history and influence of one company: Space Adventures. Space Adventures has helped ordinary citizens actually reach space. But, this comes at a particularly high price tag compared to some other space tourism options that are currently in development. In this series on space tourism …

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SpaceX: Space Tourism Company Profile

In Space Tourism by Peder Halseide2 Comments

In the last few years, the space tourism industry has grown widely. Companies that didn’t exist or were not involved at all are now major players in providing the intrepid citizens of earth with a ticket to space. While not strictly focused on space tourism, SpaceX is one such company. From their rough start in the late 2000s to becoming …

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Blue Origin: Space Tourism Company Profile

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If you were one of the wealthiest people alive, what would you do with your fortune? Amazon founder Jeff Bezos decided to spend his wealth developing a space tourism and transport company: Blue Origin. He has publicly stated that he has invested as much as $1 Billion per year into getting Blue Origin ‘off the ground,’ no pun intended. In …

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The 16 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Las Vegas

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac8 Comments

We get it: most people who go to Las Vegas aren’t there to see stars any further away than the nearest stage. That flash and sparkle are what Vegas is all about for most people. If you’re reading this post, and you’re looking for how to go stargazing in Las Vegas, you’re probably not most people. Maybe you’ve visited many times …

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How to Plan a Trip to Go Stargazing in the Elqui Valley, Chile

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Now that the sun has set and the dogs have stopped barking, the night is silent. The stars shine overhead. The Milky Way stretches across the sky, with inky spots punctuating its light. Our nearest galactic neighbors, the Magellanic Clouds sit in the southern sky. This is the night sky above the Elqui Valley, one of the world’s top stargazing …

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The 16 Best Places for Stargazing in Los Angeles

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac4 Comments

Los Angeles, the city of angels… and stars! Okay, these aren’t the same “stars” you’re thinking of when you want to go “stargazing” in Los Angeles. While it’s common to spot a celebrity while walking down the street in some parts of the city, it’s a lot harder to see the actual stars. You know: the ones in the sky! Luckily, …

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How to Plan an Arches National Park Stargazing Trip in 2020

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If you’re looking for breathtaking night sky views and daytime vistas, there’s nowhere quite like Arches National Park. It’s immediately obvious what makes this natural wonderland worth protecting – and that includes the sky at night. This is part of why Arches is a prime stargazing destination, and many people plan Arches stargazing trips each year. I had the chance …

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The 21 Best Places for Stargazing in Seattle

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac1 Comment

Close to mountains and stunning waterways, Seattle is a great city for stargazing both in the city and in surrounding region. Seattle is an often overlooked city in the Pacific Northwest, but much beloved by the residents who call it home. On free time, locals have plenty of amazing things to do in Seattle – plus they go hiking in the …

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13 Epic Spots for Stargazing in Colorado

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Hiking or skiing by day, stargazing by night… Where else can you spend a lifetime in the great outdoors and never see it all? Colorado, of course! While people know Colorado for its daytime adventures, it’s fast becoming one of the U.S.’s top states for astronomy and stargazing. There are some epic spots for stargazing in Colorado too, which doesn’t …

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Space Adventures: Space Tourism Company Profile

In Space Tourism, Uncategorized by Peder HalseideLeave a Comment

The world’s first space tourism company, it’s impossible to talk about space tourism without considering the history and influence of one company: Space Adventures. Space Adventures has helped ordinary citizens actually reach space. But, this comes at a particularly high price tag compared to some other space tourism options that are currently in development. In this series on space tourism …

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