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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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The 12 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Portland

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac2 Comments

Portland is known 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 to Go Stargazing in Salt Lake City

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac2 Comments

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 15 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Anchorage

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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 …

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The 13 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Albuquerque

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac6 Comments

Similar to its western neighbor, Arizona, New Mexico is one of those states that is pretty much ideal for stargazing. Great climate, high elevations, and relatively sparse population mean that when you strike out from one of the cities in New Mexico, it’s not hard to find pristine dark skies. The only International Dark Sky Sanctuary in the U.S. is …

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The 16 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Phoenix

In Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac6 Comments

When it comes to stargazing destinations, Arizona is one of the best. With cities and communities committed to preserving the night sky and excellent weather for seeing the stars, it’s no surprise that the capital city, Phoenix, is one of the best cities you can live in or visit if you love stargazing. Whether you endure some light pollution and …