There are a number of travel agents who specialise in astronomical holidays and tours, ranging from Northern Lights Tours, Meteor watches, Cruises and Total Solar Eclipses.
For those who do not want full tours and would like a holiday where they can do astronomy but remain self-sufficient there are a number of options available.
The following places are permanent setups who cater specifically for people who would like to enjoy a holiday or break with telescopes and other equipment available to use that will enable them to enjoy some astronomy at the same time.
Arizona Sky Village.
A holiday resort set up by the renowned astrophotographer Jack Newton. Actively maintaining their dark skies in Arizona.
Both accommodation and telescopes are available for rent.
Dark Skies Tenerife.
A new venture of a 24 room hotel offering astronomy holidays and tours located in Villaflor on the flanks of Mount Teide and close to the dark skies of the National Park.
Centro de Observação Astronómica no Algarve (COAA).
Located in The Algarve in Portugal, this resort is run on a Bed & Breakfast basis, with observatories and telescopes available free of charge for staying guests.
Astrofarm Knowledge Observatory.
Located in the Southwest of France alongside a national park with dark skies.
Les Granges, France.
Traditional Provence-style farmhouse for rent with all astronomical telescopes and imaging equipment available to use.
Located in North Devon, England, this resort is run on a Bed & Breakfast basis, with observatories and telescopes available free of charge if you are staying.
Galloway Astronomy Centre.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation located in The Dark Sky Park area in the Galloway Forest National Park, Dumfries, Scotland. A range of astronomical equipment is available.
Northumberland International Dark Sky Park / Kielder Observatory.
Various accommodation types available around the park.
Observatory holds a series of events throughout the year.
Located in North Cornwall offer self-catering holidays and short breaks.
Have observation pods as well as a fully equipped observatory.
- 7th January – Moon, Conjunction and another Comet. January 7, 2018
- First session of 2018. A CCD Test-out. January 6, 2018
- Sky Diary for January 2018. January 1, 2018
- Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomers – 18th December December 17, 2017
- Phaethon and The Geminids December 6, 2017
- Sky Diary for December 2017. November 30, 2017
- Knowle Astronomical Society. Monday the 4th of December. November 30, 2017
- A Rare Deep Sky Imaging Session. 16th November 2017 November 17, 2017
- Coventry & Warwicks AS – 10th November 2017 November 10, 2017
- Wolverhampton Astronomical Society – 6th November November 3, 2017
- Sky Diary for November 2017 October 28, 2017
- Bedford Astronomical Society – 25th October. October 23, 2017
- Comet ASAS-SN 01 brightens. October 10, 2017
- 2012 TC4 buzzes Earth – 10th – 12th October October 10, 2017
- Walsall Astronomical Society – 5th October 2017 September 30, 2017
- Sky Diary for October 2017 September 30, 2017
- New Workshops for 2018 September 29, 2017
- Milton Keynes Astronomical Society – 29th September 2017. September 26, 2017
- Kelling Sky Camp is a-coming. September 17, 2017
- Cambridge Astronomical Association – 15th September 2017 September 13, 2017