One of the rewards of camping in the wilderness is the view of a pristine night sky. A canopy of stars is visible from horizon to horizon on every clear night at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Over 11,000 stars and the Milky Way are easily seen here. One of the best ways to participate in that order is to look for constellations, planets, and galaxies. Weekly stargazing features can be found through the McDonald Observatory.
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!