Stargazing; where the dark skies are
Just received an alert from my Clear Sky Clock, letting me know that skies will be clear enough tonight in the Baltimore area some fine stargazing.
If you're looking for a good place to go, within reasonable driving distance of Baltimore, for some reasonably dark skies and decent stargazing, consider this map. It shows where the worst urban light pollution is, and isn't. You can click on the Google Earth overlay feature for a more detailed map. Good luck.
If you're into this stuff, consider the Clear Sky Clock. You can use it to email you an alert when skies in your location look clear enough for stargazing. Works for me.
While we're on the subject, be sure to visit the new Science Matters blog for some marvelous photos of Comet 8P/Tuttle, which just slid past the M33 spiral galaxy this week.