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Finding a Million-Star Hotel

An Astro-Tourist’s Guide to Dark Sky Places

  • Bob Mizon

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Bob Mizon
    Pages 1-23
  3. Bob Mizon
    Pages 25-31
  4. Bob Mizon
    Pages 33-153
  5. Bob Mizon
    Pages 155-205
  6. Bob Mizon
    Pages 253-260
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-322

About this book

Introduction

Finding a Million-Star Hotel explores the modern phenomenon of astro-tourism, the efforts by increasing numbers of people to find nearby and distant locations where they can see the real night sky so often hidden by light pollution. Astronomer Bob Mizon directs readers to dark sky sites in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a few further afield. This is more than just a hotel guide with links for accommodation at or near the locations. There are chapters on choosing telescopes and binoculars, on celestial objects astro-tourists can look for in the night sky, and an investigation into the causes of the skyglow that veils our view of the stars. 

Most of those who go seeking the stars are not professional astronomers. This book is aimed at those observers with limited knowledge of the night sky who are eager to explore and enjoy it. Even those contemplating setting up astro-themed hotels, campsites, or astronomy events can benefit from reading this book and from the advice included on how to equip such places, stargazing etiquette and star-friendly lighting.

Keywords

dark skies astronomy observational dark sky astronomy visiting dark sky sites astro-tourism IDA's International Dark Sky Places Traveling for amateur astronomy Guide to day and night observing Best places to go for observing Amateur astronomy general guide

Authors and affiliations

  • Bob Mizon
    • 1
  1. 1.WimborneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33855-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33854-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33855-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6562
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