Stargazing is one of the best ways to connect to nature and is better than any meditation. However, it requires proper weather conditions and atmosphere to look at the majestic sight of millions of stars at once. Unfortunately, you cannot find such an atmosphere in the city today.
If you are a nature lover, an astronomy freak or an avid traveller, here is some good news for you: there are still some places with not only the most ideal atmosphere for stargazing but also perfect for sight-seeing. Want to know where you can find such places, just keep reading to find out!
Mauna Kea – Hawaii
Mauna Kea is located near the most beautiful island of Hawaii and has an observatory where you will find the biggest telescope for looking into the space. It is about 14000 feet above the land and therefore has a risk of lower level of oxygen. If you are a true nature lover with a hint of adventurous soul, you have got to give it a visit.
Atacama Desert – Chile
Atacama Desert has the most ideal weather conditions for stargazing all year round. Plus, they have different telescopes through which you can enjoy a crystal clear view of the night sky. You can also get yourself a cabin with a glass rooftop in the outskirts of the desert so you can look at the stars while being all cozy.
Death Valley National Park – California
The Death Valley National Park in California has the most beautiful night sky with the clearest view of the Milky Way. It is one of the darkest skies in the US which makes a great contrast and adds to the beauty of the glittering stars.
Jackson Hole and Casper – Wyoming
Get on a memorable trip to Wyoming where you can see a solar eclipse in the month of August. There, you can enjoy the sight of the night sky at the Devils Tower National Monument. The viewing is free of charge, which is a plus. Furthermore, you must visit Jackson Hole in Four Seasons Resort which has a large telescope through which you can see the majestic sky and beyond. You will also find a Casper Planetarium there where a festival for the eclipse is held every year in August.
Juliet is a part of a Student Astronomical Society. An avid reader and science lover, she is also an astronomy geek with a keen interest in new technology and gadgets for looking into space.