Head To The Darkest Spot In Iowa To See Jupiter And Its Moons This Month

The best time to go stargazing in Iowa is summer, when the Milky Way rises before midnight, and the sky is lit up by bright stars and planets visible to the naked eye. In June, you’ll be able to see Jupiter without a telescope – all you need is a decent pair of binoculars to see the solar system’s largest planet and several of its moons. To see this stunning sight, head to one of the darkest spots in Iowa.

Whiterock Conservancy Address: 1436 IA-141, Coon Rapids, IA, 50058

For more information on the Conservancy’s stargazing programs, visit their website here.

For more great campsites where you may get to enjoy some dark sky, read about 8 Secluded Campgrounds In Iowa You’ve Never Heard Of.