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Sky & Telescope is much more than “The Essential Guide to Astronomy.” It’s also the world leader in astronomy-themed travel. From total solar eclipses to the northern lights, from stargazing safaris to the world’s top observatories, Sky & Telescope has offered exciting expeditions to witness celestial and telescopic wonders around the globe for more than 30 years. If you love traveling as much as you love astronomy, then don’t miss the chance to join one of the exclusive opportunities described below.

Corona aurora display Iceland 2022

Iceland Aurora Adventure, September-October 2024

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!Please send an email to [email protected] to be put on the wait list.
Come along on the 10th edition of our popular one-week tour of Iceland! You’ll explore this fascinating island’s unique culture and geology during the day. Then, each night we’ll seek out the breathtaking aurora borealis — an awe-inspiring spectacle not to be missed. Extend your stay with an optional full-day tour of the magnificent, glacier-capped Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Noway cruise map 2024

Norwegian Aurora Cruise, September-October 2024

For breathtaking views of the aurora borealis — an awe-inspiring natural spectacle not to be missed — come along on Sky & Telescope’s exclusive tour offering that will carry you above the Arctic Circle on a 14-night cruise along the rugged, beautiful Norwegian coast. This offering includes many onboard extras and features a series of group-only presentations by S&T Senior Editor J. Kelly Beatty.
Moai on Easter Island

Easter Island Annular Eclipse, October 2024

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!Please send an email to [email protected] to be put on the wait list.
Imagine having your skin caressed by balmy South Pacific breezes, staring up at the Southern Cross, and standing toe-to-toe with Easter Island’s imposing moai. Now imagine going there to witness the Sun, Moon, and Earth align to create a “ring of fire” solar eclipse. Yes, you can have all this — plus an optional journey to the stark beauty of Chilean Patagonia.
Galileo telescopes in Florence

Galileo's Italy, October 2024

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to travel in the footsteps of Galileo Galilei. At every turn during Sky & Telescope’s unique 10-day tour, you'll relive key moments of this famed astronomer's life. Along the way you’ll explore the culture and history of this beautiful country — from the heart of Rome to the hills of Tuscany and the Veneto — in luxury and comfort. An optional extension to Rome is available. For full details and a link to book the tour, check out our detailed itinerary.
Historic Sydney Observatory

Aussie Astronomy Odyssey, March-April 2025

If you’ve always wanted to see the Southern Hemisphere’s fabulous skies from Down Under, here’s your chance! Come along on Sky & Telescope’s 11-day journey — the perfect blend of sightseeing, behind-the-scenes observatory visits, and telescopic stargazing from remarkably dark locations. To find out more, check out our detailed itinerary.
Dogsledding near Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland Eclipse-Aurora Getaway, March-April 2025

Lots of travelers dream of visiting Greenland, and now Sky & Telescope will take you there to be awed by dramatic glaciers, awesome auroras, and a deep partial solar eclipse not long after sunrise. NOTE: This tour is not yet taking reservations, but to find out more and to be notified once it’s available, please click here.
Zebras at sunset

African Stargazing Safari, July 2025

Join leading amateur astronomer and astronomy author Stephen James O’Meara for an unforgettable experience in the heart of southern Africa in July 2025. Undertake daytime safaris to see lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, and at night view the incomparable southern sky. To find out more about this unique travel opportunity, check out our detailed itinerary.
Castillo de los Calatravos in Alcañiz, Spain

Spanish Eclipse Adventure, August 2026

(wait list is closed)

Do you dream of turning back time and spending the night in a castle high above a lovely town filled with history and tradition? And can you picture yourself stepping outside to witness totality just before sunset? Make your dream come true by coming along on S&T’s 11-day tour of Spain. You’ll savor the romantic splendor of Barcelona, Aragon, Madrid, and more.
Ramesses II at Temple of Luxor

Luxor Total Solar Eclipse, August 2027

(but wait-listing is available)

This total solar eclipse offers the longest duration of totality (6m 23s) for the next 87 years. And you’ll be able to witness this eclipse’s extra-long totality in royal style on one of six exciting tours in Luxor, Egypt. These visually stunning tours are sure to sell out long before the Moon’s shadow streaks across the Sahara, so don’t wait to secure your reservation.

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Travel with the Leader in Astronomy-themed Tours

At Sky & Telescope, we 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 astronomy tours 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, or we follow in the footsteps of Galileo across Italy. “Exciting destinations” isn’t just a buzzword 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.

Each trip offers expert English-speaking tour leaders and local guides, deluxe accommodations, and delectable regional cuisine (with most meals included). And a Sky & Telescope editor will be traveling with you to answer your astronomy questions and to help make sure everything runs smoothly.

So click on any of the summaries above to find detailed information for our current portfolio of “astro-adventures.”