The Best Stargazing Spots in Oklahoma

4-26-2016

Away from the bright lights of OKC, Oklahoma is a state with an abundance of open land, limited light pollution¬†and all of the makings of a perfect place to stargaze. Whether you’re seeking one of the world’s darkest places or a group that will help you advance your stargazing hobby, Oklahoma is the place to be. These three places are the best of the best for stargazing and learning about the night sky in the Sooner State.

Science Museum Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club meets at the Science Museum Oklahoma once a month, and one of the group’s major goals is to help you become a better stargazer. The group’s meetings are held on the second Friday of each month and are always open to the public. Whether you’d like to learn more about stargazing, are looking for help regarding your telescope or have any other astronomy-related questions, the group’s highly-experienced members are happy to help.

The Westernmost Town of Kenton

Kenton is the westernmost town in Oklahoma’s panhandle, and its known among locals as one of the darkest places in the world. Kenton is home to the Black Mesa Nature Preserve, the 4,973-foot-tall Black Mesa mountain and just 17 residents as of the 2010 census. The town is home to just three full-time businesses, and its location “in the middle of nowhere,” makes it ideal for campers seeking the darkest night skies.

The Fort Supply Reservoir

The Fort Supply Reservoir, located in Northwest Oklahoma’s Woodward County, is an observing site of the Starcreek Astronomical Society. It’s located just minutes from Fort Supply, offering an abundance of outdoor activities like camping, fishing, hunting, boating and impressive nighttime stargazing. The Corps of Engineers operates two recreation areas with camping available, and numerous sites include water and electrical hook-ups for RV enthusiasts.

Stargaze Year-Round in Your Dream RV

A new RV will make all of your stargazing experiences more enjoyable. Stay comfortable in all seasons with one of the many four-seasons RVs available right here on our lot at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City.

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