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Stargazing Travel Destinations

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Image: http://travelioo.com/images/czech-republic/prague-astronomical-clock

In the midst of a travel daydream…

When I was a kid, in the summertime, one of the favorite past-times was watching the stars. It allowed me to stay up much past dark with my grandparents. We had no telescope but loved it just the same. Occasionally I suggested counting the stars, to no avail.

As an adult, I am still fascinated with the night sky and I still don’t own a telescope (one of these days). If I were to combine the night sky with travel (a couple of my favorite things) I might wind up in a few of these locations:

 

Prague: To see the Astronomical Clock. This clock fascinates me it’s not specifically the night sky (hope to have more to say about the astronomical clock other than I want one).

http://www.prague.cz/astronomical-clock/

Chile: Apparently is the place to go for observatories and astro-tourism

http://www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/Astro-Tourism-Chile

Alaska: The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis

http://www.northernlightscentre.ca/northernlights.html

AND

7 Places for top notch star gazing

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/photos/7-places-for-top-notch-stargazing/eyes-on-the-sky

The 10 best observatories in the world

http://10mosttoday.com/10-best-observatories-in-the-world/

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