Stargazing Around the World: A Tour of the Night Sky by Lonely Planet ISBN:9781837581979

Stargazing Around the World: A Tour of the Night Sky by Lonely Planet

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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 mesmerising views of the glittering night sky. Featuring an introduction to stargazing, in-depth profiles of dark sky sites, calendars of meteor showers and eclipses, and a further collection of must-visit locations to watch space phenomena, this fascinating book is perfect for those interested in astronomy, astrology, and the amazing world around us.

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

A comprehensive collection 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
Stunning astrophotography within the internal pages of the book
Written by Valerie Stimac, an expert author on astrotourism
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 and eclipses; and more
Key destinations featured include Mont-Megantic (Canada); Parque Nacional Torres del Paine (Chile); McDonald Observatory (USA); NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (USA); Grand Canyon (USA); Uluru (Australia); Warrumbungle National Park (Australia); Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky National Park (New Zealand), Aotea (Great Barrier Island); Yeonyang (South Korea); Iromote-Ishigaki (Japan); Eifel National Park (Germany); Teide Observatory (Spain); Royal Observatory (UK); Northumberland International Dark Sky Park (UK); Lauwersmeer National Park (The Netherlands) and many more!

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.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet, a Red Ventures Company, is the world’s number one travel guidebook brand. Providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973, Lonely Planet reaches hundreds of millions of travellers each year online and in print and helps them unlock amazing experiences. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com and join our community of followers on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet), and TikTok (@lonelyplanet).

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.


About the Author:

Valerie Stimac has lived across the globe but spent her formative years in Alaska admiring the northern lights each winter. After living in cities including Seattle, London, and the San Francisco Bay Area, Valerie re-discovered a childhood passion for space and combined it with her professional career as a travel writer.

Valerie began writing stories about space tourism and astrotourism, encouraging readers to travel for dark skies and plan for the day where we’ll be able to vacation beyond earth. Valerie has worked with Lonely Planet for the last four years as a local expert in both Seattle and San Francisco and Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism (Lonely Planet, September 2019) is her first book.

https: //valeriestimac.com/

09 Feb 2024
 

Additional information

Format

Hardback

Genre

Popular astronomy & space

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)

ISBN

9781837581979

Publication Date

09 Feb 2024

Stargazing Around the World: A Tour of the Night Sky by Lonely Planet ISBN 9781837581979

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