Astronomy Adventures and Vacations

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Astronomy Adventures and Vacations

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This astronomy travel guide examines the many wonderful opportunities for experiencing the observing hobby. Amateur astronomy is often consigned to observing from home or from a local park, yet it can be much more. Tim Treadwell explores all the possibilities of astronomical and space-related activities that are available on day trips and longer vacations. These activities range from observatory visits and other simple ways to build an astronomy event into a holiday, to full blown specialized astronomy travel.

Many trips give the opportunity to visit some of the world’s famous attractions. On most vacations it can be a matter of just taking a day (or night) out of your schedule to fit in an astronomy event, but larger, dedicated pilgrimages are also possible. How to make the most of astronomy potential on a holiday, whether observing on the beach in Hawaii with the Telescope Guy or visiting Star City in Russia, is covered in detail. Go to a star party, explore the national parks or see the northern lights! There are a wide variety of activities for all budgets described in this book

Written by Timothy Treadwell, a retired high school teacher & keen amateur astronomer. He has a substantial home observatory featuring William Optics 132 & 110 refractors on a Celestron CGE mounting, all housed in an observatory with a rotating dome.

When he’s not observing the night sky from his observatory, Tim is most likely observing it from various other parts of the world!

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