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Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars

Starry sky over Altai, Russia

In the last few years astronomical journeys are gaining popularity. Experts are sure that the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and become closer to the universe new tourist trend.

At the beginning of the XVII century the Dutchman John Lippersgay invented a telescope. His the invention became the prototype of a modern telescope. In our time, the most advanced system for monitoring space bodies is located in Chile, the world’s astronomical capital. The telescope is so powerful that scientists claim that if the cars were traveling on the Moon, we could easily see them from Earth.

Astronomical tourism is considered the youngest type of travel. The reason for its growing popularity is simple: people have always wanted to touch the stars. In the world, the potential of such a holiday was appreciated a long time ago. So, for example, in 2005 in the heart of the Chilean valley Elki opened a complex where each apartment house is equipped with a removable roof and a telescope. Among the foreign destinations, the US states of Utah and Arizona, the Canary Islands and the deserts in African Namibia are also popular.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars

To see the starry sky, experts recommend. Because of this, it is not always possible to find even the brightest stars. And in an ecologically clean place, you can do without special equipment: celestial artifacts will be visible to the naked eye. For navigation, you can either use the old map of the constellations, or download one of the applications for the smartphone. Most of them, for example, StarWalk2 or StarChart, supplemented the cosmic reality: just the same as the camera screen, comets or meteoric streams.

It is the most astronomical events. In order to plan a trip, you need to study the forecasts of scientists in advance. For example, in the next few days a "great confrontation" awaits us: on the night of July 28, Mars will be at the closest distance for the last 15 years from the Earth. In August, it will be possible to observe the meteor shower of Perseid, known to mankind for about two thousand years. Between August 13 and August 14, the peak of the North Hemisphere, up to 110 meteors per hour will appear.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the starsStarry sky over Altai, Russia

In the last few years astronomical journeys are gaining popularity. Experts are sure that the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and become closer to the universe new tourist trend.

At the beginning of the XVII century the Dutchman John Lippersgay invented a telescope. His the invention became the prototype of a modern telescope. In our time, the most advanced system for monitoring space bodies is located in Chile, the world’s astronomical capital. The telescope is so powerful that scientists claim that if the cars were traveling on the Moon, we could easily see them from Earth.

Astronomical tourism is considered the youngest type of travel. The reason for its growing popularity is simple: people have always wanted to touch the stars. In the world, the potential of such a holiday was appreciated a long time ago. So, for example, in 2005 in the heart of the Chilean valley Elki opened a complex where each apartment house is equipped with a removable roof and a telescope. Among the foreign destinations, the US states of Utah and Arizona, the Canary Islands and the deserts in African Namibia are also popular.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars

To see the starry sky, experts recommend. Because of this, it is not always possible to find even the brightest stars. And in an ecologically clean place, you can do without special equipment: celestial artifacts will be visible to the naked eye. For navigation, you can either use the old map of the constellations, or download one of the applications for the smartphone. Most of them, for example, StarWalk2 or StarChart, supplemented the cosmic reality: just the same as the camera screen, comets or meteoric streams.

It is the most astronomical events. In order to plan a trip, you need to study the forecasts of scientists in advance. For example, in the next few days a "great confrontation" awaits us: on the night of July 28, Mars will be at the closest distance for the last 15 years from the Earth. In August, it will be possible to observe the meteor shower of Perseid, known to mankind for about two thousand years. Between August 13 and August 14, the peak of the North Hemisphere, up to 110 meteors per hour will appear.

You can watch the stars without going abroad. For example, the observatory in Arkhyz is known for the fact that it is in the darkness in Europe, and hence, there is the most successful place for studying cosmic bodies.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars

Starry sky over Altai, Russia

In the last few years astronomical journeys are gaining popularity. Experts are sure that the opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and become closer to the universe will become a new tourist trend.

At the beginning of the XVII century the Dutchman John Lippersgay invented a telescope. His invention became the prototype of a modern telescope. In our time, the most advanced system for monitoring space bodies is located in Chile, the world’s astronomical capital. The telescope is so powerful that scientists claim that if the cars were traveling on the Moon, we could easily see them from Earth.

Astronomical tourism is considered the youngest type of travel. The reason for its growing popularity is simple: people have always wanted to touch the stars. In the world, the potential of such a holiday was appreciated a long time ago. So, for example, in 2005 in the heart of the Chilean valley Elki opened a complex where each apartment house is equipped with a removable roof and a telescope. Among the foreign destinations, the US states of Utah and Arizona, the Canary Islands and the deserts in African Namibia are also popular.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars

To see the starry sky, experts recommend. Because of this, it is not always possible to find even the brightest stars. And in an ecologically clean place, you can do without special equipment: celestial artifacts will be visible to the naked eye. For navigation, you can either use the old map of the constellations, or download one of the applications for the smartphone. Most of them, for example, StarWalk2 or StarChart, supplemented the cosmic reality: just the same as the camera screen, comets or meteoric streams.

It is most interesting to observe cosmic bodies during significant astronomical events. In order to plan a trip, you need to study the forecasts of scientists in advance. For example, in the next few days a "great confrontation" awaits us: on the night of July 28, Mars will be at the closest distance for the last 15 years from the Earth. In August, it will be possible to observe the meteor shower of Perseid, known to mankind for about two thousand years. Between August 13 and August 14, the peak of the North Hemisphere, up to 110 meteors per hour will appear.

You can watch the stars without going abroad. For example, the observatory in Arkhyz is known for the fact that it is considered to be the darkest in Europe, and hence, there is the most successful place for studying cosmic bodies.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the starsObservatory in Arkhyz

No less picturesque is the night in the Altai: in the vicinity of Mount Belukha, an experienced astronomer will show the most successful points for observing comets. During the tour, you can get acquainted with the "places of power" of Altai, hear old legends, make an exit to the Akkem Glacier and the Lake of the Mountain Spirits. And in the Crimean Observatory, everyone will be told about the Black Holes and how to handle the telescope.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars

In winter, on New Year’s Eve, you can go to Teriraba to the Arctic Ocean: every year there are lectures on applied astronomy and observe the Northern Lights – a real miracle of nature.

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars© George Kardava

Astronomical tourism: where, when and how to observe the stars© George Kardava

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