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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:01 pm 
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http://media.newzealand.com/en/story-id ... eserve-nz/

It's about 44 latitude South.

If you have a proclivity to this type of diversion, here are six more sites to consider:

http://www.escapehere.com/destination/t ... isphere/7/

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Here's the list for the northern hemisphere. Does Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania really deserve to be here? I'm sure, from what I read, that it's a great regional location. I suspect, however, that there are many better sites in the United States west of the Mississippi River.

http://www.escapehere.com/destination/t ... emisphere/

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:49 am 
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doctorcos wrote:
Does Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania really deserve to be here?


It is the first International Dark Sky Park and it's on the east coast. It's not that far major population centers like NYC/NJ/Philly. Not everyone can afford flying back and forth to do astronomy, even if it's to domestic destinations. Cherry Springs State Park is a weekend trip where an astronomer can lug their telescope without being concerned with baggage handlers, et al..

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This article describes some of the celestial gems that await you south of the equator:

https://oneminuteastronomer.com/2741/bu ... ern-stars/

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