Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Astronomical Observation Tourism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_97

The growing interest in the observation of astronomical phenomena such as solar radiation, magnetic storms, sunspot activities and cosmic rays has made astronomy a tourism resource. The historical Beijing Observatory and Dengfeng Observatory as well as the modern Zijinshan Observatory in Nanjing, Beijing Observatory and Beijing Planetarium are well-known science popularisation sites that attract tens of thousands of tourists every year.

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