1. “Half the park is after dark.”Photo by the author.
Seeing the stars can be tricky as the bright lights of big cities eclipse the constellations in most places and make seeing the Milky Way virtually impossible. When it comes to Death Valley, as Californians like to say, “half the park is after dark”. It’s a prime location to see the stars — in fact, it is certified as a “Gold Tier” international dark sky by the International Dark Sky Association, which essentially means the night sky retains its darkness with minimal interruption from city lights. Whether you have a telescope or just look up at the sky, you should definitely star-gaze in Death Valley.