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Where Are the Best Places to See the Milky Way? BY: STEPHANIE MCDANIEL | 6.3.2014

This year, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey took its TV audience into the Milky Way and to the edge of visible space. The show’s final episode is set to air on June 8, but thousands of amateur astronomers aren’t quite ready for it to be over. They’re aching to see even deeper into space—the only question is, where should they begin?To find the answer, we




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A Day Along the HarborWalk
We are so lucky in Boston to be by the water. There is no place I would rather be on a warm day than by the ocean with a salt breeze off the water. In fact, the water’s edge is one of my favorite places to be, no matter the season!
The Zakim Bridge as a Symbol of Boston
There are some images that anchor you to a specific place – the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe signify Paris, the Statue of Liberty stands in for New York. In Boston, there are a few specific sights that create that sense of locale. For me, those icons include the Citgo sign (of course!), and the Zakim Bridge.
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Boston's Bowling Havens
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