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dennyhenke
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Space Places - Catalog of viewing sites
      #5515839 - 11/12/12 11:36 AM

Very cool. Add your favorite public viewing site/observatory:

http://www.space-places.com


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David Knisely
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Re: Space Places - Catalog of viewing sites new [Re: dennyhenke]
      #5516041 - 11/12/12 01:46 PM

Well, it is OK as far as it goes, but it is far from comprehensive. In my neck of the woods, it missed three planetariums and several observatories, which out here is somewhat significant, as there are very few of those facilities in our area. Sky and Telescope has a nice search engine that for a given state will list all the planetariums, Observatories, and Astronomy Clubs nearby. Clear skies to you.

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dennyhenke
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Re: Space Places - Catalog of viewing sites new [Re: David Knisely]
      #5516111 - 11/12/12 02:26 PM

Agreed David but it is a new and DIY effort. Did you enter in your local observatories/planetariums that were not listed?

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Den Mama
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Re: Space Places - Catalog of viewing sites new [Re: dennyhenke]
      #5516374 - 11/12/12 05:31 PM

Also, CN members have been listing their favorite observing sites in this sticky at the top of the forum:

Favorite Viewing Sites


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dennyhenke
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Re: Space Places - Catalog of viewing sites new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5516470 - 11/12/12 06:29 PM

Thanks Carol, that is a fun thread... Lots of great photos. That said, I think there is something about a map based list, if it is kept current, that is much easier to use.

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Re: Space Places - Catalog of viewing sites new [Re: dennyhenke]
      #5516640 - 11/12/12 08:03 PM

I agree; it's really neat to go State to State, seeing what's been posted.

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