Have you ever seen a total solar eclipse? Or the Northern Lights? How about the treasures of the Southern Hemisphere sky? 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. “Exciting destinations” isn’t just a buzz word 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. Here you’ll find information on our current vacation packages. Each trip has a Sky & Telescope editor traveling with you to answer your astronomy questions and to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Listed below are summaries for upcoming Sky & Telescope tours. Click on a tour's headline for itineraries, prices, and other information.

Clear skies and happy travels!


Patagonian Total Solar Eclipse, December 2020

Lake Nahuel Hualpi

Where will you experience the total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020? Come along with Sky & Telescope to view this celestial spectacle (offering 2m 9s of totality) from our exclusive, carefully chosen location amid the breathtaking scenery of southern Argentina.

This "Paradise in Patagonia" eclipse adventure includes 4- and 5-star accommodations, fully escorted tours, and an exclusive, well-equipped eclipse viewing site with S&T staff on hand. And you’ll have the option of extending your trip to see Argentina’s world-famous Iguazú Falls.

For full details and a link to book the tour, see our itinerary.


Cruise Adventure: Totality and Antarctica, December 2020

NOTE: Holland America has canceled all its cruises through December 15th, and unfortunately this cruise has been canceled as well.

Cruising through Antarctica

If you're a "go big or go home" kind of traveler, then you'll want to check out Sky & Telescope's 23-day expedition for the total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020 — a rare opportunity!

During our cruise, you’ll gaze on Chilean fjords and glaciers, sail the legendary Drake Passage, and drink in four days of Antarctic beauty. World-renowned science experts will share their knowledge of planetary science, oceanography, and space exploration while we're at sea. Then we'll revel in totality for an estimated 2m 7s off the coast of Argentina.

For full details and a link to book the tour, see our itinerary.


Italy: Astronomy, Science, and La Dolce Vita, May 2021

The Pantheon, Rome

Participate in an unparalleled astronomy tour of Italy in a one-of-akind opportunity, where you'll experience this beautiful country as an astronomy enthusiast.

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 during a 10-day tour. For full details and a link to book the tour, see our itinerary.


African Safari and Stargazing Tour, July 2021

NOTE: This tour has been postponed and will now occur July 2-7, 2021. Registration is now open at the link below.

Lion safari

Join leading amateur astronomer and astronomy author Stephen James O’Meara for an unforgettable experience in the heart of southern Africa in July 2021. Undertake daytime safaris to see lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos — all the large, charismatic wildlife you’d expect from a classic African safari — and at night view the incomparable southern sky, including the Magellanic Clouds, Tarantula Nebula, Eta Carinae, and other celestial wonders rarely or never seen from the Northern Hemisphere. For details, see our itinerary.


Observatories of the American Southwest 2021

Grand Canyon by Diana Hannikainen

You're in for an adventure with Observing Editor Diana Hannikainen as you tour great American observatories, visit Meteor Crater, and even go stargazing at the gorgeous Grand Canyon!

Our journey will take us to sites of historical importance, including the Lowell, Palomar, and Lick Observatories, as well as sites of scientific significance, like Meteor Crater, that will take your breath away.

For full details and info on how to book the tour, see the tour itinerary.


Flight into Totality, December 2021

LATAM A321-200 in flight

Total solar eclipses are amazing enough, but can you imagine seeing 1¾ minutes of totality just after sunrise from an altitude of 39,000 feet? That's what awaits you on December 4, 2021, aboard Sky & Telescope's specially chartered aircraft. Opportunities to view this eclipse from sea level are limited, but the clouds below won't matter from our high-altitude view from a point east of Tierra del Fuego, off the tip of South America. Join sightseeing excursions to maximize your enjoyment of this remote but starkly beautiful setting.

Check back soon to see the full details of our 2021 eclipse flight and sightseeing tour.




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