Night Sky Tourist Podcast

You are invited to take a journey with us as we chat with fascinating people about the night sky, get our questions answered by Ted Blank, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, and take a naked-eye tour across the night sky.

Discover the wonder of the night sky from your own backyard, travel to a dark sky location, and listen to the star stories of other cultures and civilizations. Night Sky Tourist helps the entire family connect with nature by engaging with the stars, moon, and planets.

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Episode 72- Observatory Park in Ohio with Chris Mentrek

Ohio might not seem like a place to enjoy great night skies, but Geauga Observatory Park is an exception. Chris Mentrek, a naturalist and the park’s astronomy and nature educator, gives us an inside look at the park and will leave you longing to visit.     ...

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Episode 63: New Zealand’s Dark Sky Project

New Zealand is working toward becoming the world’s first certified International Dark Sky Nation. And as you’ll hear from tonight’s guests, there’s a good reason for this. With some of the most pristine dark skies in the world and a rich night sky culture, you’ll want...

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Episode 55- When March 25 was America’s New Year

In ancient times, nobody celebrated the New Year on January 1, or any other random day of the year. New Year’s Day was attached to an astronomically significant day, like the Spring Equinox or the Winter Solstice. In this episode, I take you back in time to follow the...

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