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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.


Sunset on Mauna Kea's summit

Hawai‘i Skies & Sights,
March 2023

Marvel at towering volcanoes, luxuriate in tropical waters, wiggle your toes on a black-sand beach, and spend two evenings stargazing with local amateur astronomers — plus get special access to professional observatories atop Haleakalā and Mauna Kea. Extend your stay with four optional days on lush Kaua‘i.
P&O's Pacific Explorer

Australian Eclipse Adventure, April 2023

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The path of totality for 2023’s solar eclipse covers tiny bits of land. Fortunately, you can come along on our 5-day cruise adventure — and add an optional 5-day tour of the vibrant city of Sydney and Australia’s most famous astronomical facilities.

African Safari & Stargazing, July 2023

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Join Stephen James O’Meara for an unforgettable experience in Botswana. Take daily safari drives to see lions, elephants, hippos, and more — and at night view the incomparable celestial wonders rarely or never seen from the Northern Hemisphere. (Optional extension to Victoria Falls.)
Corona aurora display Iceland 2022

Iceland Aurora Adventure, October 2023

Come along on the 9th 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 Iceland’s breathtaking aurora borealis — an awe-inspiring spectacle not to be missed. (This image was captured during the 2022 tour with just a smartphone!) Extend your stay with an optional full-day tour of the magnificent, glacier-capped Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Yucatán Annular Eclipse, October 2023

Immerse yourself in Maya culture on Sky & Telescope’s exclusive 10-day tour across the Yucatán Peninsula. You’ll visit the most revered and historic Maya sites — Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam, Uxmal, Kabah, and Edzná — then, invoking the spirit of the great Maya skywatchers, witness an annular (ring) eclipse of the Sun.
Hyatt Regency Tamayo Resort

New Mexico Annular Eclipse, October 2023

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On October 14, 2023, the path of the Moon’s shadow passes over the historic home of the Tamaya Pueblo Indians in New Mexico. This will be the “home base” for a 6-day tour that explores many of the region’s amazing natural and astronomical attractions.
2024 solar-eclipse path across Texas

The Great Texas Eclipse,
April 2024

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Millions got to see totality in the U.S. in 2017, and the path in 2024 slices across central Texas. Our exclusive viewing site will maximize your enjoyment of this eclipse. And you can add a visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center near Houston.
2024 eclipse cruise itinerary map

Mexico Eclipse Cruise, April 2024

Join Sky & Telescope’s veteran eclipse team on a 17-day cruise that combines the excitement of 2024’s total solar eclipse with the many distinctive regional cultures of Mexico. Eclipse day will find you in the warm Pacific waters off Mazatlán, equipped with favorable skies and the maneuverability that only a cruise ship provides.
Moai on Easter Island

Easter Island Annular Eclipse, October 2024

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.
Castillo de los Calatravos in Alcañiz, Spain

Spanish Eclipse Adventure, August 2026

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.
Tempel of Hotsheput near Luxor, Egypt

Luxor Total Solar Eclipse, August 2027

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 five 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.”