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Win a Chance to See the Best Meteor Shower of the Year in a Dark Sky Sanctuary

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by Olivia Harden Jul 27, 2021

Although the Perseid meteor shower has already begun, Reno Tahoe wants you to have the best view possible. You and a friend could win a two-night trip to Massacre Rim, one of the darkest places on the planet and a dedicated Dark Sky Sanctuary. This trip will be far from the light pollution of any major city, allowing you to catch the best view possible to spot some shooting stars — which, if you go August 12-13, you might see up to 100 meteors.

The prize package includes two domestic round-trip flights to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, a 4-wheel drive rental car for two days to get you to and from the park, REI camping gear with a tent and two sleeping bags, a $200 gift card to a Reno Tahoe restaurant, a six-pack of assorted beers from local breweries to drink while you stargaze, and one night at a Reno Tahoe hotel before or after your camping adventure.

Entry is simple on the Reno Tahoe site. To qualify, you just need to be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. The winner will be selected Friday, August 6, 2021. And although the best dates to go are August 12-13, this prize is redeemable until September 30, 2021.

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