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LIGO

LIGO Tours: Our experience

It is approaching midnight on September 13th, 2015 at the LIGO facility at the Hanford Reservation. Operators have recently finished the upgrades to LIGO, which has now been dubbed Advanced LIGO, in the hunt for…



Perseid Meteor Shower Milky Way

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseids Quick Facts Meteor Shower Dates: July 14 – August 24Peak Dates: Mid-Early AugustPeak Meteor Showers: Up To 100 under perfect conditionsBest Viewing Times: Pre-dawn hours, up until 10pmOriginating Constellation: Perseus Summary Probably the most…


Seeing The Aurora Borealis In The PNW

Seeing the Aurora Borealis in the Pacific Northwest can be done! Whether it be Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho or Roosevelt Lake in Washington, the Northern…


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Star Party Etiquette

Attending your first star party and unsure of the etiquette? Been a while and want to make sure you’re following the best practices? Fear not, we have all of the best practices here to help…



Obervatory Observatories

Pacific Northwest Astronomical Observatories

Looking for one of the many astronomical observatories in the Pacific Northwest? Here is a full listing of these observatories at the time of publication. Please note that hours and admission could change depending on…


Evergreen Aviation And Space Museum

Space Museums Of The Pacific Northwest

There are a few space museums in the Pacific Northwest, all of which are absolutely worth visiting at least once. The space museums of the area are spread throughout the Pacific Northwest, which provides an…



Australia Astronomy in Sydney and Cairns

When traveling in Australia, I had the opportunity and was fortunate enough to go to the Sydney Observatory and see the Milky Way in Cairns Cairns Night Sky Secrets The first experience stargazing in Australia…