Seeing Stars in Ogden

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Compass Rose Lodge

opened in January, the Compass Rose Lodge, Ogden’s newest hotel, has an amenity you never see listed in travel guides. Forget Magic Fingers, in-room WiFi and fancy spas. This small (15-room) boutique is one of two hotels in the country built around a high-tech telescope—part of Huntsville Astronomic and Lunar Observatory. Guests can explore Ogden Valley’s nearby International Dark-Sky Park in great detail, see the rings of Saturn or Jupiter’s Galilean Moons and other spectacular deep-sky objects including galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters invisible to the naked eye. Visitors can even take a snapshot of the galaxy home with them.


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