Savannah wrote:One of the best ways to view the stars there within the city blocks is to climb up on top of the RV with a friendly owner, and just lay on your back and look up. Getting up even 1 story high will help you see some wonderful things--the Milky Way, some planets, shooting stars.
Other, taller items such as towers, platforms, scaffolding are also helpful. Or wander away from the city a hundred yards from the outside streets and enjoy. If you lay down, have lights on your body (always good at night) and stay alert so bicyclists or art cars don't hit ya.
Ugly Dougly wrote:The stars are MUCH MORE easily viewed at night.
AntiM wrote:Seeing the Milky Way is a amazing.
Savannah wrote:AntiM wrote:Seeing the Milky Way is a amazing.
It blew my mind the first time I realized that I was looking at it. You can't see it within the city limits here; not with the naked eye . . .
It'll be more difficult to see it in the city with BRC light pollution, try to be aware of that no matter how dusty it is or isn't, or what phase & stage the moon is in.SquirrelHead wrote:Sweet! I am adding this to my long list of things to do. Of course I know the list is out the window once I actually get there and start experiencing everything.
Saguache wrote:BRC tends to burn out the stars, but the playa is a GREAT place for star gazing. There's just too much light pollution as te week goes on; that said don't forget to look up.
some seeing eye wrote:Most routes in/out are excellent for taking in stars, and you already have camping capability, right?
kiss-o-matic wrote:Saguache wrote:BRC tends to burn out the stars, but the playa is a GREAT place for star gazing. There's just too much light pollution as te week goes on; that said don't forget to look up.
Sry for the necro-bump.
Weirdly enough, Just like the OP, I'm originally from Dallas and never got to see the stars then. As you can imagine, it's even worse in Tokyo. Is it advisable to do a short hike away from the Playa to get away from some of the light pollution? I'm mainly talking about safety in terms of going off the beaten path. Seeing the Milky Way is high on my bucket list, and I'll be damned if I'm ever going to see it in Japan. Even the forests have street lights and vending machines.
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