quote:The most I've ever seen in the eastern US however is on trips to Acadia National Park 4 hours up the coast. On clear nights its pretty cool to see the Milky Way sprawling out across the sky. Supposedly the best star gazing on the east coast, or at least that's what they tell you.
I think I just figured out this coming year's vacation destination.
Used to really delve into Astronomy as a kid and spent hours upon hours staring through a set of simple binoculars at the moon as a kid. On and off have dreamed of getting a telescope strong enough to see more but never gone beyond that. A real geek at heart, I love to watch documentaries on space. Keep an eye for 'I f...ing Love Science' on FB and friend it. Some really cool info gets posted every day there. We seem to be truly living in some special times of discovery in this regard. Thanks for your notes on this topic.
A great thread, PH!