Big Bend boasts the most limited light pollution of any national square in the Lower 48.
Goldendale Observatory, Washington
This 5-acre informative facility sits across some 2,100 feet of elevation just north of downtown Goldendale, and it plays host to one of the America’s largest public telescopes available.
The large telescope was constructed by four amateur astrophotographers (only one of them with a college degree) up in Vancouver, but it was then transferred to the Washington state in the ’70s following a Goldendale café owner introduced the lead astronomers to the town’s mayor.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
Look up into the very night sky that classical Chacoan civilizations stared up to at this national park. Chaco park is the fourth section in the national park system to secure the International Dark Sky Park prominence, and at the gold-tier level, which indicates it not only seems dark now but, thanks to the measures like enhanced outdoor lighting, it will remain that way for many more years to come.
Acadia National Park, ME
The wide stretches of Maine’s downeast coast are some of the fashionable places in the eastern U.S.region to see the Milky Way in a clear picture.
Pro Tip for this location: The yearly Acadia Night Sky Festival works as both a collection of amateur and expert astronomers and an awareness drive about decreasing light pollution in the region year-round to protect star-gazing views.
Great Basin National Park, NV
According to the US National Park Service, on a cloudless night you can see tons, thousands of stars, many galaxies, five distinct planets and man-made satellites with your naked eye in this Nevada park. A sure place to visit if you want to view stars in the US.