For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.
Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:
> Lake Powell (Utah)
The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light for miles gives Natural Bridges National Monument a bright, clear sky. View the colorful Milky Way through the “window” of the massive Owachomo Bridge.
> Mackinaw City (Michigan)
> Sedona (Arizona)
Monika Joshi is a researcher at National Geographic Traveler magazine. Follow her adventures on Twitter @TweeterMJ.