Astrotourism: Star Gazers, Eclipse Chasers, and the Dark Sky Movement (Paperback)
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This book explores the growth of the astrotourism, identifies star seeker trends, how the stars have shaped civilizations, and the budding space tourism industry. Learn ways to develop a destination, find customers, and our relationship with the night sky. Meteor storms, eclipses, auroras, and other celestial phenomena have lured travelers for years and here the author expands the field of astrotourism with the inclusion of astronomical clocks, megaliths, and sundials, which track the movement of the stars.
About the Author
Michael Marlin (aka Marlin) is a Dark Sky ambassador for the International Astronomical Union and International Dark-Sky Association. He is a public speaker on the solutions to light pollution and astrotourism for tourism boards, city councils, utility companies, educational institutions and science-centers, and his TEDx talk, Embracing Darkness, can be found online. He was awarded the Presidential Service Award from Barack Obama and is currently working on a television series where he will be hosting as "The Astrotourist."