Astronomy Adventures and Vacations

How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time

  • Timothy Treadwell

Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Astronomy

    1. Front Matter
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  3. Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 235-259

About this book


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.


Astronomy Observing in Hawaii Astronomy Trips Aurora Trips Dark Sky Trips National Park Observing Observatories to Visit Observing Trips Travel for Dark Sky Observing Travel for Northern Lights Travel in Florida for Space Events

Authors and affiliations

  • Timothy Treadwell
    • 1
  1. 1.StaffordUnited Kingdom

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