Astronomy Travel

Most people travel to see the world, but have you ever wanted to travel to see the universe? In addition to hosting our own stargazing and Northern Lights tours, as well as custom trips to celestial sights, we also highlight here other astronomy tourism destinations. So join a Sky & Telescope tour, plan your own astronomy holiday, or vacation vicariously!


10 U.S. Dark-Sky Parks You Need To Visit

To mark International Dark Sky Week (April 15–21, 2018), here are some of the nation's finest stargazing spots, where artificial light is all but absent. There’s a simple rule for anyone searching for a dark sky; go somewhere others are not. The spread of LED lighting in North America over the past decade or so…

Top 10 Things I Wasn’t Expecting in Iceland

This coming October 2-8, 2016, in concert with Spears Travel, S&T will run its 4th annual trip to Iceland to witness the famed northern lights. For details, see the full itinerary. If you’re already set to book it, do so here. When I joined Sky & Telescope's 3rd annual trip to Iceland last October, I…