Astronomy Travel Opportunities

Part of the fun of astronomy is going places to see something you can’t see from home. We at Sky & Telescope have a passion for astronomy, and we want to share it with you in as many ways as possible — including bringing you with us on adventures around the world!

Sometimes we board a ship or fly to Africa to see a solar eclipse. Other times we travel to polar countries to see the northern lights. “Exciting destinations” isn’t just a buzz word when it comes to astronomy travel, because our aim is to take you to destinations that are thrilling both above and below the sky line.

Here you’ll find information on our current vacation packages. Each trip has a Sky & Telescope editor traveling with you to answer your astronomy questions and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Clear skies and happy travels!

S&T’s 4th Annual Iceland Aurora Tour (October 2016)

Babak Tafreshi

Babak Tafreshi

Join Sky & Telescope’s Observing Editor, JR Johnson-Roehr, on a week-long adventure in Iceland. During the day, you’ll tour around the southwest part of this fascinating island nation, visiting such iconic spots as the site of the world’s first parliament; Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland’s Niagara; the hot springs of Krisuvík; and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with its breathtaking Snæfellsjökull glacier. Each night you’ll head away from city lights to search for the stunning aurora borealis. Your base for most of the tour will be the lively, cultural capital of Reykjavík, with your final night next to the famous Blue Lagoon.

The Great American Solar Eclipse in Kentucky (August 2017)

total solar eclipse

Eric Roel

Come with Sky & Telescope to Kentucky to see this long-anticipated eclipse!

Leading up to eclipse day, we'll visit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, see Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, and tour the Stones River National Battlefield. And on the day of totality, we'll travel to the Hopkinsville, Kentucky region for good viewing prospects at a site with all you'll need on a hot summer day.

Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in Wyoming (August 2017)

Rocky Mountains

 Collette Travel Services

Choose between two exciting options for a Sky & Telescope-led trip to view the eclipse on August 21, 2017, from in or near Glendo, Wyoming. This small, welcoming town lies right on the eclipse centerline, but we’ll be mobile in case of overcast. Guests on our 12-day tour will visit Rocky Mountain National Park and tour the historic city of Cheyenne before experiencing the amazing phenomenon that is a total solar eclipse. After the eclipse, they will continue on to see many breathtaking natural sights in Colorado and Utah, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and the ancient Pueblo Indian site at Mesa Verde National Park. The 5-day option will end after the eclipse. Have your camera ready for the astounding views offered while enjoying rides on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the famous Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest cog railway in the world, reaching 14,110 feet!