Stargazing is a passion of many people. The sky, as we know it, is usually filled with nothing but a few stars. In reality, the sky at night is so much more than that, with its stars and Milky Way. People who are interested in astronomy go to great lengths to find remote areas to witness this beauty, somewhere where there is no light pollution.
For people, who are interested in planets and stars, everything is about astronomy. Even the games they play are about the science of stars. Did you know you can name a star for free online?! It is pretty simple and you get to win free prizes as well.
Going stargazing is a great way to spend an evening, especially if you have good weather and a good telescope. Here are five of the best places to go stargazing:
- Atacama Desert, Chile
Deserts are famous for their night skies as there is nothing but sand for many miles. Among deserts, the Atacama Desert is the most famous for stargazing. Located in northern Chile, the Atacama Desert has crystal clear night skies where the Milky Way is visible.
It is also one of the driest places on earth, which is why there are seldom any clouds to obstruct your view. There are several observatories in the Atacama as well. One of them is even the highest in the world.
- Big Bend National Park, Texas
The Big Bend National Park in Texas is huge. On a clear night, you can see about 2000 stars in the sky. This place is popular to be one of the few places that are free of any light pollution.
- Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater was caused by a massive volcano collapse millions of years ago. It created a self-contained ecosystem where you can view African wildlife. This has made the destination a favorite tourist spot among people going on a safari trip. That is not all the place is famous for as there are ample chances for you to go stargazing. The skies here are clear and open, providing a magical view.
- Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Is there anything Hawaii is not famous for? Most of the people know Hawaii as the home to various beaches, but its skies are as clear as its water. Located in Hawaii, Mauna Kea is by far the best place to look at the stars.
You can catch a glimpse of the stars, galaxies, and nebula spinning overhead. The South Pacific location is already extremely beautiful, but the night sky provides a whole another experience.
- Death Valley National Park, USA
Death Valley National Park in the United States provides a spectacular view overhead every night. Death Valley is located far from civilization. Due to little to no light pollution, the stars and galaxies are quite visible. The skies are dark and crystal clear.
Death Valley is among the hottest places on earth but the cool evenings give the much-needed relief.
Book your tickets and reservations today and enjoy the beauty of the night skies! Good Luck!
About the Author:
Currently a student of Management Sciences, in his final years, Luke Wood is passionate about outdoor activities. He takes up outdoor projects in his leisure time to accompany his studies. He regularly writes blogs at starregister.org.