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How to Plan an Astronomy Trip to the Royal Observatory Greenwich

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 Northern Lights in Iceland: All You Need to Know

If you’ve never seen the northern lights before, Iceland is a great, accessible destination for your first experience. If you have seen the northern lights before but not in Iceland, there’s no place quite like it. In short, everyone will enjoy seeing the northern lights in Iceland, which might be why it’s one of the most popular places on the planet for …

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How to See the Next Lunar Eclipse: January 20-21, 2019

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 July 27-28, 2018, you may wonder when the next eclipse …

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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in August 2018

After the exciting events in the night sky during July, it’s hard to imagine what could follow up a partial solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse, four planets in conjunction, and a meteor shower! Luckily, August follows up with some regularly exected astronomic events, plus a few highlights to brighten the night. Read on to learn about the astronomic events in August. …

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The Northern Lights in Norway: All You Need to Know

When you think of seeing the northern lights, where do you picture yourself? For most people, the answer is Norway! The first major northern lights destination in the world, Norway has warmly welcomed visitors in the cold winter months with the promise of seeing the aurora. If you’re considering or planning a trip to Norway to see the northern lights, …

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The Northern Lights in Finland: All You Need to Know

Among Scandinavian countries, Finland is often overlooked. People love Denmark with its delicious food, Sweden with its striking design, and Norway is one of the world’s top aurora destinations. Meanwhile, Finland is easily just as good (or maybe better) when it comes to seeing the northern lights – plus you can enjoy dog sledding, sauna breaks, and delicious Finnish pastries …

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7 Must-See Events in the Night Sky in July 2018

At first glance, the sky in July 2018 doesn’t seem interesting – the first half of the month has few astronomical events of note! However, in the second half of the month, the sky above us becomes an astronomer’s playground. If you’re curious what you can see in the night sky in July 2018, read on. We’ve detailed some of …

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13 Fascinating Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

At 10:07am GMT on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, the earth will experience the June solstice. This is the point of greatest daylight for those of us who live in the upper hemisphere. While many people let the summer solstice pass without note, those of us who pay attention to astronomic events know it’s an exciting day. Additionally, people around the world …

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The Northern Lights in Sweden: All You Need to Know

Beautiful countryside, delicious fika and coffee breaks, and the chance to see the world’s best aurora from an ice hotel… Who’s in? Canada, Norway, and Iceland may get all the limelight, but Sweden is a great destination for seeing the northern lights. If you’re looking for a winter destination and want to see the northern lights at the same time, consider …