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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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The 15 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Philadelphia

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac1 Comment

Can the city of Brotherly Love also be the city for people who love stargazing? Yes, it turns out! Philadelphia might not seem like a stargazing destination, but among the cities we’ve created stargazing guides for, it has some of the best in-city stargazing options we’ve found. There are also great stargazing spots and observatories – operated by many of …

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The 11 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Washington D.C.

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac1 Comment

Washington D.C. is the nation’s capital, and home to arguably the best space museum in the country. Each day, visitors head to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to learn about the history of American spaceflight and NASA, or to see the Space Shuttle Discovery in her permanent home in Virginia. That makes D.C. one of those must-visit places at …

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The 19 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Atlanta

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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 8 Best Places to See the Southern Lights in Australia

In Aurora Guide by Ander DoboLeave a Comment

If you’ve ever heard of the aurora australis, you might wonder: is it possible to see the aurora australis in Australia? They are named for Australia, after all!  Yes, it’s possible to see the aurora australis – also called the southern lights – in Australia! You just need to know when and where to go. We’ve put together this huge …

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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 10 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Houston, Texas

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac3 Comments

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! Listen: “Space Tourism in Houston, Texas” with STG Founder …

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

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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 …