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  Stargazing Around the World : A Tour of the Night Sky: 2nd Edition - Lonely Planet

Stargazing Around the World

A Tour of the Night Sky: 2nd Edition

By: Lonely Planet

Hardcover | 1 February 2024 | Edition Number 2

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Embark on an adventure to see the stars with this inspiring guide that spotlights the world's best places to explore the night sky. Discover 100 spectacular sites including dark sky parks, observatories and wild mountains and experience the meditative wonder of stargazing - with essential travel tips so you can have the ultimate starry-eyed trip.

See shooting stars soar through the cosmos from the Brecon Beacons in Wales; or visit the Grand Canyon National Park for its mesmerizing views of the glittering night sky. Featuring 50 in-depth profiles of dark sky sites and a further 50 must-visit locations to watch space phenomena, this fascinating book also provides calendars of meteor showers, eclipses and information on where to view launches of spacecraft - perfect for those interested in astronomy, astrology, and the amazing world around us.

Inside Stargazing Around the World: A Tour of the Night Sky:

- 100 of the best stargazing sites around the world offering unforgettable views and scenery
- Practical information and essential travel tips on how and when to visit for the greatest night sky tours
- Stargazing locations organized geographically so readers can find convenient sites, wherever they are
- Written by Valerie Stimac, an expert author on astro-tourism. Illustrated by Geraldine Sy
- Contents include an introduction to stargazing; dark sky sites around the world; observatories open to the public; where and when to see meteor showers, auroras, eclipses and launches; and more
- Key destinations featured include Chaco Culture National Historical Park (US); Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve (US); Grand Canyon National Park (US); Headlands International Dark Sky Park (US); Natural Bridges National Monument (US); Mauna Kea (US); McDonald Observatory (US); NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (US); Rocket City (US); Brecon Beacons (UK); Exmoor National Park (UK); Galloway Forest Park (UK); Northumberland International Dark Sky Park (UK); Royal Observatory (UK); Uluru (AUS); Warrumbungle National Park (AUS); Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky National Park (NZ), Aotea (Great Barrier Island); Yeonyang (South Korea); Iromote-Ishigaki (Japan)

Bursting with unique travel inspiration, readers will find profound and mindful stargazing expeditions within this epic guide. Whether you wish to view our galaxy's constellations from the summit of a mountain or the comfort of a cosy armchair, this beautiful book will take you there.

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