I Have Seen Space, and It Is Free of Zombies

My wife peers at a nebula near the Orion constellation @ the Astronomical observatory in Penonome, Panama.

My wife peers at a nebula near the Orion constellation @ the astronomical observatory in Penonome, Panama.

A desire to travel to the stars seems to be a natural extension of an earthly wanderlust. I can’t expect to have the chance to become Captain Kirk any time in my lifetime, but back in March, I had a taste of space examination at Panama’s first astronomical observatory. My piece, “The First Astrotourists of Panama,” appears in the December 2012 issue of Perceptive Travel. Thankfully, the piece was published just in time to allow Dr. Rodney Delgado, Panama’s first astrophysicist, to save us from the impending apocalypse with his extensive scientific knowledge. You can safely put away your zombie bludgeons now.

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About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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