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.
- A welcoming hand from the Sun August 18, 2017
- St. Neots Astronomy Association August 4, 2017
- Sky Diary for August 2017 July 31, 2017
- Comet C/2017 O1 – ASAS-SN July 28, 2017
- Lincoln Astronomical Society. 1st August 2017. July 27, 2017
- To Quark, or not to Quark? July 22, 2017
- Photoshop Workshop 5th August. Last few places. July 16, 2017
- Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society – 18th July 2017 July 11, 2017
- Charlie Duke at Milton Keynes – 9th September. July 5, 2017
- Sky Diary July 2017 July 4, 2017
- Going Crossed-Eyed for a 3D Comet June 22, 2017
- A rare all-nighter. 17th June 2017. June 19, 2017
- Photoshop Workshop – 5th August 2017 June 16, 2017
- Solar Workshop Images June 11, 2017
- Kings Lynne & District Astronomical Society June 7, 2017
- Summer Lunar Wonders June 5, 2017
- Breckland Astronomical Society June 4, 2017
- Sky Diary for June 2017 May 31, 2017
- Fireworks in The Fireworks Galaxy & Comet Johnson. May 22, 2017
- Rugby & District Astronomical Society. 21st May 2017. May 17, 2017