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Finding a Million-Star Hotel: An Astro-Tourist’s Guide to by Bob Mizon

By Bob Mizon

Bob Mizon, one of many world’s top identified campaigners opposed to the veil of sunshine pollutants that has taken away the starry sky from many of the world’s inhabitants, takes readers to 100 areas within the united kingdom and the us the place the wonders of the evening sky may nonetheless be loved in excellent or near-perfect evening skies. vacationing small inns and straightforward campsites, and savoring sizeable dark-sky reserves the place the evening sky is actively secure, The Million-Star inn celebrates the black skies of yesteryear – which can develop into a fact for progressively more people as sleek know-how reins in lights and places it in basic terms the place wanted.

How are you able to organize to your remain underneath the celebrities? What astronomy are you able to do in the course of the daylight hours? what sort of apparatus will you wish? Questions akin to those are spoke back, and if city dwellers go back encouraged – and, Bob hopes, additionally encouraged to seem with clean eyes at their very own neighborhood lights – there's adequate details right here for them to equip themselves for a few city astronomy too.

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More than a century ago, Loch of Skene water drove the mill wheel at Garlogie, to the south of the loch. The mill is now an industrial museum. Not far to the north, near Pitcaple just off the A96 road from Aberdeen, is the intriguing ninth-century Maiden Stone, also known as the Drumdurno Stone after a nearby farm. It is a 3-m high Pictish standing stone bearing curious religious and mythological designs. Both these locations have been recommended as dark sky sites, and Graeme Whipps’ photo of an incipient aurora above the Maiden Stone (Fig.

Its bird sanctuary is one of three recommended observing locations. The main township and ferry terminal is Arinagour. Coll’s highest point at 340 feet/106 m above sea level is Ben Hogh, near a large ice-age erratic boulder, the Clach na Ban-righ, or Queen’s Stone. Ben Hogh is another of the many places for stargazing on this elongated island. Organized activities include a stargazing weekend event called Coll and the Cosmos at Coll Bunkhouse. An Internet search will reveal others, as well as a video about the dark sky community, at the Bunkhouse’s website listed below.

This author taught modern languages, and what little astronomy had found its way onto the UK national curriculum, for many years in a secondary-level school in Poole, in the county of Dorset, southern England. Poole is part of the biggest metropolis on the southern coast of England. Three seaside towns (Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch) and their suburbs have gradually grown together since Victorian times to become a multi-centered sprawl housing more than half a million people. In summer, holidaymakers add many tens of thousands to the total.

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