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Old 03-08-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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Obviously the darker the better. Any place in Wisconsin known as a stargazers spot?
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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Find a spot in flat farmland away from cities and towns -- somewhere between I-94 and Lake Petenwell seems to fit the bill. A high point in the driftless region without trees obscuring your sky views would be good too, but flat farmland is easier to find. Super-cold winter nights make for the best stargazing due to lack of moisture in the air.
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:58 PM
 
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Any rural place Northwest of Wausau is dark and there is plenty of open fields. Bruce, Ladysmith, Glenflora, Athens, Antigo, and Marathon are all great areas for star gazing.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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Up in the Nicolet National forest is pretty desolate. Go up by one of the lakes up there once.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Forests aren't known for providing unobstructed views of the sky...
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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Forests aren't known for providing unobstructed views of the sky...

There are plenty and plenty of openings within the National Forests in Northern WI, it isn't wall to wall dense trees.
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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There's also gigantic swaths of unobstructed openings spanning whole chunks of the state in the form of flat, largely deforested farmland. Why someone would suggest going into the forest in lieu of that for the purpose of stargazing is beyond me.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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There's also gigantic swaths of unobstructed openings spanning whole chunks of the state in the form of flat, largely deforested farmland. Why someone would suggest going into the forest in lieu of that for the purpose of stargazing is beyond me.

Further away from residences and towns. The further you are away, the better.

But I'd suggest the Chequamegon, more than the Nicolet.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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There are some very rustic, rugged campsites up in the Mountain area where the stargazing is just incredible. (I was going to write, "the stargazing is amazing" but that sounded like I was setting up some sort of limerick.)
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Further away from residences and towns. The further you are away, the better.

But I'd suggest the Chequamegon, more than the Nicolet.
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As a child we watched stars, meteor showers, and aurora while living in the Chequamegon and those are memories that will be with me forever. Some of the resorts around the Pike Lake chain of lakes offer small boats for ridiculously cheap rental rates and they make a wonderful opportunity to stare at the night sky.
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