Would you travel to get a better view of the universe? While most live amid light pollution, many take vacations in rural destinations. Bingo: celestial splendor.
In addition, increasing numbers of nature enthusiasts journey to far-flung places for celestial events like aurorae and total eclipses. The growing astro-tour industry is therefore long overdue as a topic for this page. And you may enjoy hearing the "inside story," even if the subject is self-serving.Astronomy magazine subscribers can read the full column for free. Just make sure you're registered with the website.