An out-of-this-world spot to watch the Solar Eclipse, and the price is right
By Julia Curley, TODAY
(NBC News) - Airbnb’s hottest listing is something money can’t buy: the chance to be among the first to witness the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse starting off the Oregon coast and continuing along its path of totality.
One lucky winner (and a plus-one of his or her choice) will experience the breathtaking phenomenon “in the most inspiring way possible,” according to the listing.
The single-bedroom, single-bath home is really a geodesic dome designed for stargazing in the Terrebonne, Oregon, wilderness. In addition to the beautiful natural landscape, the listing includes a two-day itinerary.
You’ll spend your first night stargazing with Dr. Jedidah Isler, a National Geographic explorer and renowned astrophysicist. The next day, your eclipse perspective will reach new heights. You’ll board a private jet and glimpse the oncoming eclipse in its full, celestial glory.
According to your host, Isler, “By the time you land, you might have a new appreciation for nature’s awesome ability to bring us all together.”
Isler studies the intersections of science and social justice. For her, the very special solar alignment is a moment of astronomical togetherness.
For this reason, money won’t work in reserving this Airbnb.
Isler invites all interested travelers to apply for the experience by responding to this statement: “Tell us why you think this (eclipse) is bringing people together, and why you want to be a part of it.”
Monday, October 23 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-10-24 03:54:43 GMT
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