Stargazing is fast becoming a popular hobby for people love being outdoors. Viewing the stars through a telescope while out in nature is an immemorial experience by the way. People who love this activity are quite lucky right now. This is because technology has improved telescopes a lot. And aside from that, new awesome places to view the stars have opened up for tourists.
So if you are planning for your next stargazing adventure. Check out this list of awesome stargazing we made for you.
Mauna Kea, Hawaii
This place is Hawaii’s highest point. Aside from the jaw-dropping views that it can offer, it also has the perfect climate. This place is dry whole year round and the night sky is super clear. Due to this, Mauna Kea is a great location not only for stargazing but also for putting up observatories. In fact, 11 observatories owned by different countries have based on it. The best part about this place is you can take a side trip to Hawaii’s famous beaches after your stargazing trip.
Stargazing in Trysil, Norway
A beautiful place that boasts the clearest skies in all Scandinavia. So aside from winter sports enthusiasts, this is also a must-visit place for people who love to view stars. A lot of stargazing enthusiasts say that this is a perfect place to see the Milky Way. But not only that, but it is also a great place to see Northern Lights. There is no doubt this place will make you have the time of your life.
There is just a mystical beauty that this island seems to possess. And the best way to experience that first hand is to visit the area where the icon heads stand at night time. If you do this, you will be witnessing one of the most beautiful night skies you have seen your whole life.
Atacama Desert, Chile
If you are the type that likes extreme adventures, then this is the best place for you to go stargazing. This spot is far from villages and has a dry climate, making it perfect for watching the stars. The super clear skies in the Atacama Desert is fast becoming popular for Astro-tourists from all over. If you avail of the Astro tour packages available, you will also get to visit the Alma Observatory.
Stargazing in Big Bend National Park, USA
The Washington Post named this place as “the best place to fall asleep beneath the stars” for an obvious reason. The night sky here is one of the most beautiful in the world. Stargazing enthusiasts not only in the US but from all over the world flock here during the summer. It is an ideal place to camp and watches the stars through your telescope. Even if you don’t have a telescope, the view from this place will still leave you breathless.
Of course, there are more places out there that can also offer you the best night sky views. Places like Nova Scotia and New Zealand are also worth to visit if you are looking for a great stargazing spot. There are far more places in this world left unexplored. If you do know a place that you know will make stargazers jaws drop, comment it below.