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Canadian Bed & Breakfast A Hotspot For Stars

The quiet and secluded Observatory B&B in Canada has become a prime place to spot stars.

The quiet and secluded Observatory B&B in Canada has become a prime place to spot stars.

Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:42 GMT

OSOYOOS, B.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One secluded getaway in Canada has become THE place to spot stars.

The Observatory B&B in Osoyoos, British Columbia, is a charming little inn with one big out-of-this-word feature: A 16- foot-dome on the roof that moonlights as a fully-functioning observatory.

Owners Jack and Alice Newton, self-taught astronomers, invite guests to stay between April and October – stargazing season.

They offer walking tours of the surrounding clear skies and rent out telescopes so curious lodgers can see the stars up close.

Jack says the best time for stargazing from their dome is between 10 PM and 11:30 PM, although astronomy never sleeps.

During the day, Alice says guests can use special telescope filters to observe the sun, something that can’t be done otherwise.

Besides meteor showers and eclipses, Alice says most visitors really enjoy seeing Saturn from the observatory because the ringed planet is truly breathtaking.

For details and reservations, visit jacknewton.com.

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