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The 11 Best Places for Stargazing in Honolulu

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

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

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

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 for Stargazing in Albuquerque

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

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 14 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Las Vegas

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

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

In Night Sky Guide by Valerie Stimac

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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The 16 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Phoenix

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

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 …

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13 Fascinating Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

In Featured by Valerie Stimac

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 16 Best Places to Go Stargazing in Austin

In Space Tourism, Stargazing Guide by Valerie Stimac

Among Texas cities, Austin is one of the most popular for travelers. With Texas charm but a distinctly modern vibe, Austin draws foodies, fashion fiends, and… space enthusiasts? Yes, it’s possible to be a space fan and find things to do in Austin. One great option to add a little space to your next Austin trip is to plan a …

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How to Plan a Joshua Tree Stargazing Trip

In Space on Earth, Space Tourism 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 …