I’ve been lucky enough to be in places where the Milky Way feels so close that you might as well be swimming in it – and I have had a WowWowWow relationship with Dark Night Skies!
So I was very excited when I saw the Expedition Society/Lumen call.
In the middle of the pandemic, during the first lockdown, I spoke to people in the middle of Australia. It was nearly as exciting as actually Seeing Stars!
In only 25 minutes – here – I contrast and show the several ways I’ve seen the stars.
If you’ve got even less time, here below is a superfast summary:
I used to be able to actually see stars. In the Siberian Mountains, I have looked up and seen nine or more of the Seven Sisters – when only five are generally visible in the UK. Ive shown the Seven sisters in the image above.
Then, when I was in Baja California, I woke up in the middle of several nights. Until i was able to see the comet racing ever-nearer. It was like the comet was knocking on my head! To insist I looked up and saw!
In Iran, where they are understandably very proud of their gorgeous starry skies, there is a massive historical artistic and technological culture of stars.
Maybe you’ve got other ways of looking at and seeing stars?
Please let me know?!