How to Plan a Road Trip Around Stargazing
There are few activities that offer such a dramatic perspective on our place in the universe as stargazing, and with the right equipment and conditions, you can witness the wonders of the galaxy from almost anywhere in the world. The Arizona-based non-profit International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recognizes more than 120 official International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) across the globe and most of them are in the U.S. Destinations like the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Utah’s Rainbow Bridge National Monument have attracted astrophiles and “star parties” for years. If you know where to go, what to pack, and how to go about your own stargazing road trip, you’re liable to become one of those nocturnal star-seeking nomads yourself.