Right about now, Iowans are counting down the days to spring and looking forward to the breezy fresh air the season brings. If you’re looking for a way to get out of the house but still avoid crowds, find your favorite spot for stargazing and mark your calendars for the night of April 21-22, 2020. One of the best ways to welcome the season is to plan on watching the Lyrid meteor shower in Iowa! This April stargazing show is always an incredible sight to see. This year, the New Moon will make for some of the darkest skies around.

For help finding the best stargazing spots in Iowa, check out the Dark Site Finder map, here.

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