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Dec 18 2009 07:44 AM | SteveTilford in Travels

I love to travel and when I go I always try to take some kind of an instrument to look through to the heavens above. I had a Televue Ranger (telescope) that went with me everywhere I went and

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West Virginia Observing Part II

Nov 20 2006 07:01 AM | galaxyman in Travels

For the last couple years, I have been able to setup a vacation/astronomy trip in the Fall for the Chesmont Astronomical Society, to my favorite place called West Virginia.

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Star Gaze Hawaii

Jul 15 2006 02:51 AM | timmbottoni in Travels

Recommendations for Astronomy Observing on the Big Island of Hawaii

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Adventures at the Apollo Rendezvous

Jun 19 2006 10:15 AM | CN_Admin in Travels

And a good time was had by all...

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CN Reports: NEAF 2006 - Part I

May 09 2006 05:12 PM | CN_Admin in Travels

There aren't too many astronomy shows that any sane amateur would drive towards light pollution for, but none the less, that's what I seem to find myself doing each year right around this time.

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Gnoming Reporter Visits GLSG, 2005

Dec 12 2005 02:13 AM | Knuklhdastrnmr in Travels

A gnoming visit to the Great Lakes Star Gaze.

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CN Reports: NEAF 2005 (Part 2)

Apr 22 2005 01:35 PM | CN_Admin in Travels

And now - the conclusion! (Well - almost, look for interviews with TeleVue and William Optics to appear in the next couple of weeks.) You might want to read Part 1 first...

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CN Reports: NEAF 2005 (Part 1)

Apr 19 2005 05:50 PM | CN_Admin in Travels

Couldn't get to NEAF this year, or just want to relive the experience? Join Tom T. and others in their excursion to New York, and look for part two coming this Saturday...

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Astronomy and Farm Holidays in Central Italy

Mar 29 2011 05:53 AM | Mauro Da Lio in Travels

Farm Holiday is a way of making vacations - from long summer stays to simple weekends - which is gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, in Italy. To my knowledge, all started some decades ago, when farms in Tuscany began to

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Star Hill Inn - Sapello, New Mexico

Mar 29 2011 06:04 AM | Guest in Travels

My wife and I journeyed to Star Hill Inn, June 27th, thru July 1st, 2003. The Inn is located in Sapello, New Mexico

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December 4, 2002 Solar Eclipse - Tshipise, South Africa

Mar 29 2011 05:29 AM | Duncan Rosie in Travels

Tshipise is a hot-spring resort on the northern border of South Africa. It is in the Limpopo Province, named after the mighty Limpopo river which separates South Africa from Zimbabwe to the north, and so frequently floods Mozambique to the east. The camp was scheduled to see about

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A Journey to Kitt Peak

Mar 29 2011 06:40 AM | Guest in Travels

Last Fall I became aware of the Advanced Observing Program at Kitt Peak Observatory. For a fee of $350 plus $55 for room and board, individuals can rent either a

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Night Flight - Airplane Astronomy

Mar 29 2011 06:09 AM | Guest in Travels

Perhaps the ultimate form of traveling astronomy is astronomy while traveling-literally. I once spent about one hour and 300 miles exploring Jupiter and Saturn from a Boeing 777 flying across the Midwest

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Destinations

Mar 29 2011 05:46 AM | Guest in Travels

This section offers specific suggestions for where to go observing in different parts of the world. Amateur astronomers who have advice about where people can safely set up their telescopes for

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Mojave Astronomy Adventure

Mar 29 2011 05:56 AM | Guest in Travels

My wife, Kimberly, and I were in Las Vegas in June of 2001 for a family vacation that included her parents and her brothers and their families. I was thrilled at the prospect of the trip, because I knew Vegas would be

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A Night In Wadi Rum

Mar 29 2011 06:06 AM | Guest in Travels

In late August 2001, I traveled to the port city of Aqaba in southern Jordan. Baking in the Arabian sun, Aqaba is a town of 70,000 people, surrounded on three sides by stark desert hills and bounded on the west by

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Sierra Trip and Observing Report

Feb 16 2006 06:35 AM | Jay_Reynolds_Freeman in Travels

In June, 1999, I had an unusual opportunity to combine a short trip to an area interesting in its own right, with a hobby activity of the kind about which I am most manic: The Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society had invited some of us San Francisco Bay area

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April Travels with Harvey

Feb 16 2006 06:38 AM | Jay_Reynolds_Freeman in Travels

Saturday, 17 April 1999 brought the first truly good dark-sky weekend to central California in over three months, so I eagerly packed Harvey, my Celestron 14,

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Travels with Harvey: Ghosts, spiderwebs, and galactic fast food

Feb 16 2006 06:10 AM | Jay_Reynolds_Freeman in Travels

On 21 and 22 August, 1998, I took Harvey, my white Celestron 14, to Fremont Peak State Park, near San Juan Bautista, California. We had quite dark sky, though the fog below did not get dense till rather late on the second night.

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Harvey Meets the Star Queen

Feb 16 2006 06:37 AM | Jay_Reynolds_Freeman in Travels

On 18 July, 1998, I went to Fremont Peak State Park, near San Juan Bautista, California, with a telescope I had not observed with for over a decade; namely, my 1981 vintage Celestron 14.
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Harvey in the Sierra

Feb 16 2006 06:33 AM | Jay_Reynolds_Freeman in Travels

I enjoyed my visit to the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society's Sierra Nevada site in June so much that I joined, so I could go back. On Saturday, July 10, I loaded Harvey, the Celestron 14, into my Geo Metro, and set off

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