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Podcast: Soterios Johnson Searches for Stars

Road Trip Podcast: Searching for Stars

Join Soterios Johnson on a stargazing expedition that begins in San Diego and heads east to Borrego Springs and Twentynine Palms

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Posted 3 years agoby John Godfrey

Anybody up for a road trip adventure? California Now Podcast host Soterios Johnson certainly is. 

On the first-ever road trip edition of the California Now Podcast, Johnson gets out of the studio and explores Southern California’s awe-inspiring night sky. His stargazing adventure begins in San Diego, where he hobnobs with the CEO of the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park and gets a sense of what to look for when he gazes up toward the heavens. 

A stop in the charming mountain town of Julian provides the opportunity to visit a bed-and-breakfast that caters to amateur astronomers. Just before sunset, Johnson arrives in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the only International Dark Sky Community in the state of California, to enjoy a fascinating guided tour through the universe. After a luxurious night at La Casa Del Zorro, Johnson drives through Joshua Tree National Park—he takes the less-traveled Southern Entrance and as a result enjoys relative solitude—as he continues on to learn about the star parties held in Twentynine Palms.

Want to learn more about this road trip? Click here to order a copy of California Road Trips: 50 Life-Changing Adventures, a high-end publication that includes much more about this itinerary—and 49 others.

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