Astro-Tourism with Airbnb

On July 27th, Mars and earth will be at opposition, which means the red planet will shine brightest. Plus — it will be accompanied by a unique lunar eclipse – the perfect opportunity to stargaze.

Travelers who seek out areas with prime dark, clear skies to stargaze is known as astro-tourism, a rapidly growing travel trend. As interest in astro-tourism grows, Airbnb has a unique experience to see the red planet up close.

Two Airbnb hosts will be offering a one-of-a-kind social impact experience. It will allow six lucky star-gazers the chance to see mars in its full red glory from the world’s largest optical and infrared telescope in La Palma, Spain.

Guests will be transported to outer space within the dome of the telescope and see the importance of dark sky preservation. After midnight, guests will head outdoors with special equipment to observe and photograph the moon tainted red by the lunar eclipse and the polar ice caps and dust storms of the red planet during the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

This six hour social impact experience will only be available once, for up to six guests on July 27th. The seats will be bookable on a first come, first served basis and all booking fees will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund Spain.

Astro travelers who miss out on the opportunity to travel to Spain can still search almost 3000 homes worldwide on Airbnb that host stargazing experiences with telescopes.

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