Things to do Under Quarantine: Word Search Wednesday! #5

During these days of self-isolation, social distancing, and quarantining, I’ve decided to publish a travel-related word search every Wednesday until we find our new normal. When will that be? I hope soon! Take your mind off COVID-19 news and download this free printable, travel-themed word search. This week’s theme: Astronomy because this week, April 19 – 26, 2020, is International Dark Sky Week!

I hope you enjoy this printable for Word Search Wednesday. The theme focuses on Astronomy because this week, April 19 – 26, 2020, is International Dark Sky Week!

Death Valley National Park is an International Dark Sky Park. This is the Milky Way at Borax Works in Death Valley National Park, Calif., July 2019.
Death Valley National Park is an International Dark Sky Park. This is the Milky Way at Borax Works in Death Valley National Park, Calif., July 2019.

International Dark Sky Parks

Last summer I visited Death Valley National Park, which is one of more than 50 International Dark Sky Parks in the United States. One night, I went out Borax Works to view the Milky Way and it was absolutely stunning! You can read about my experience in this blog post. If you do not know what an International Dark Sky Park is the International Dark Sky Association website states:

“A land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment. The land may be publicly owned, or privately owned provided that the landowner(s) consent to the right of permanent, ongoing public access to specific areas included in the IDA designation.”

If you are interested in learning more about astronomy, my friend David Dickinson has published the book, The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer, which Forbes included in a holiday gift guide and the BBC Sky at Night Magazine included it as one of the best astronomy and space books of 2019.

David has a new astronomy book publishing this summer. I’ve pre-ordered mine and you can pre-order The Backyard Astronomer’s Field Guide: How to Find the Best Objects the Night Sky has to Offer on Amazon here.

This Week’s Printable Word Search

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Looking for Things to do Under Quarantine? How About a Word Search? This Week’s Theme: Astronomy to Coincide with International Dark Sky Week!

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Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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