The Best Places for Stargazing in the West

The Best Places for Stargazing in the West
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Gone are the days when most people could look up and see the Milky Way. Our night skies are disappearing. Currently, 80 percent of the world is affected by light pollution, including an estimated 99% of people living in the continental U.S. and Europe. This has deprived many of us the chance to experience one of life’s simple joys and wonders—a brilliant star-filled sky. 

So, if you’re missing the Milky Way, or perhaps you’ve never even had the chance to see it in the first place, plan a trip to one of these remote regions of the western U.S. to experience some of the best stargazing in the country.

8 Awe-inspiring Stargazing Destinations Where You Can Still See the Milky Way

1) Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is named for what you would expect to find there, dinosaur bones and fossils, but it’s also a newly-designated Dark Sky Park. The monument spreads across the northeast corner of U.... Continue Reading at Oars



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