The stars at night really are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. And there’s no better way to take it all in, than from the comfort of your Caldera Spa.
Enjoying your hot tub at night is always a wonderful experience. There’s just nothing like sinking down into the soothing, warm water while the powerful jets ease away the aches, pains and stresses of the day. Even in the summer, it can be a little chilly when you exit the water at night, so be sure to have a warm and cozy towel or robe nearby.
To make the most of your stargazing experience:
Kill the Lights
To take in the stars, do a little prep work first. You’ll be able to see more if you reduce the light pollution around your spa as much as you can. You’ll want to turn off the spa lights, of course. Be sure to turn off the outdoor lights, and indoor lights that may cast brightness into your viewing area. You can’t do anything about the neighbors, but every little bit helps.
Grab an App
If you’re already familiar with the major stars, planets and constellations, that’s great. But if you’re not, there are several apps available for your smartphone that can help you easily identify the celestial bodies you’re viewing.
Be sure to choose a night when there is no moon, for the best viewing conditions. If you really want a show, plan a viewing during a meteor shower. Several times a year, earth passes through the stream of debris left by comets – what we see as the meteor shower. This summer, look for the Delta Aquariid on or about July 30, and the Perseid on or about Aug. 12. Big shows happen later in the year, too – just do a quick internet search to pin down the dates.
Keep in mind that meteor showers typically peak in the pre-dawn hours, so grab a cup of coffee as you head out to your hot tub.
Star gazing from your hot tub can be a fun, educational experience for the family, or a romantic time for you and someone special. Whatever you choose, with a little planning you can make it an event everyone will remember.