Camping out away
from the city affords you with a rare opportunity to do some stargazing by seeing the stars unmolested by the
lights or smog of the city. This pristine glimpse at the night sky
is great time to see all of the constellations in view and possibly some comets or
camping also allows for a great way to spend some quality time with a son or daughter as you share your
knowledge of astronomy. In addition, it can become a very romantic
moment for you and your loved one if you have some basic knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology. However, to best take advantage of these opportunities, you should follow a
few basic tips:
1. Brush up on your astronomy. Get a few books that key on astronomy and learn the basic constellations in
your area at that time of year. Another source of knowledge can be
the local university or weatherman to get further specifics on what to look for.
2. Avoid bringing along a bulking telescope. Instead, tote a good pair of binoculars with great range. In actuality, binoculars are simply too telescopes, so in the interest of
space and binoculars other possible uses (bird and animal watching), opt for a good pair to do some extra
3. Bring along a good blanket or coat to lie back on. This will make your viewing that much more comfortable as you are likely to
spend upwards of an hour viewing the stars.
By spending a little
time preparing for this event, you are in position to share something with others. This expert status makes for a great experience for you and others as you get
to actually see come to life what you learned and share it with others who may have never seen it or taken the
time to actually learn the constellations before.
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