When I was a little lad, I lived in a smaller place. A quieter place. A darker place. It was called Chestertown, Maryland. It was only fifteen miles away from the Chesapeake Bay. My neighborhood didn’t even have street lights. Those last two statements aren’t really related…
But anyways, the whole area may have been darker than Pittsburgh. I’m not entirely sure. I may have seen the Milky Way when I was younger, but I don’t remember. But I do know that I don’t remember if I’ve seen the Milky Way in person or not. I’d like to change that.
i go to cherry springs every autumn, it’s beautiful! definitely find time during a new moon when the forecast is supposed to be clear. if you wait til its colder out, there will be less people. however, the year that we went during a meteor shower, there were a lot of people but they were all super nice and weren’t camping out. they just hung out with their rad giant telescopes and then left when it got real late.
So I spoke with my astrophysics friend and he said the moon would definitely interfere with observation and that they don’t even observe the moon during full moons because it washes out craters and stuff.
So I’ll probably abort this ride for this date. I’m actually planning on driving up there tonight, hopefully can get some decent photographs