Galactic Getaways: Holiday Destinations That Are Truly Out of This World

What would it be like to visit another planet? What would your life be like? Would you be able to survive? Galactic Getaways helps you answer those questions and more!

Galactic Getaways is an interactive travel guide that allows you to envision an extraterrestrial escape. Like planning a trip to the beach, this interactive getaway provides planetary information like weather and average temperatures to sports and activities included within your travel itinerary. For example, since Saturn literally rains diamonds, make sure to pack your umbrella.

Pluto may be one of the smallest planets in our Solar System but the dwarf planet has some mighty features and a big heart - literally! Its heart-shaped glacier is the size of both Texas and Oklahoma combined, meaning it’s a perfect destination for a honeymoon!

As the windiest planet, Neptune offers stunning photo opportunities as well as thrill-seeking activities. Adrenaline junkies can try windsurfing, while digital dynamos can snap shots of the striking blue clouds.

Destination factors include:

  • Distance from the sun (KM)

  • Travel time from earth

  • Average temperature (degrees C)

  • Length of a day (hours)

  • Moons

  • Weather

  • Surface type

  • Interesting fact

  • Sports

  • Photo opportunity

Galactic Getaways interactive travel guide being during the run-up to the Perseid meteor shower in August 2018. 

Head on over to Galactic Getaways to plan a intergalactic, fantasy vacation that is truly out of this world! And don't forget to share your experience with your friends at Ge'NeL!

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Supporting the March for Science

March for Science shirts are on sale for a limited time only.

On April 22, 2017 scientists and supporters of STEM from all over the United States marched on National Mall in Washington D.C. to protest the Trump Administration's anti-science doctrine and policies. Normally, the science community abstains from politics. However, with the Trump Administration's determination to promote policies that will be detrimental to the advancement of science programs, scientists and supporters of science from all over the U.S. believed they needed to take a stand and fight.

Scientists joined global protests on Earth Day to denounce proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health as well as Trump's views on climate change and the safety of vaccines.

Source: March for Science. Click on photo.

Source: March for Science. Click on photo.

To continue the good fight, March for Science is selling merchandise to fund the next march on Earth Day, 2018. From super cute t-shirts and baby onesies, to retro posters, March for Science has the goods.

Are you going to the next March for Science? If you make a purchase, Ge'NeL would love to see photos of you wearing March for Science gear.