Just wondering if anyone here has gone on a holiday/break specifically for night sky viewing?
New Mexico is a good place for it, I know a couple of people who've gone there to rent a cabin away from everything and stargaze, plus there are a few observatories there which allow visitors.I really just fancy a couple of nights somewhere where light pollution is as close to zero as possible, and preferably warm so sitting outside for extended periods is nice.
The outback of Oz is a little far/remote, somewhere in the states maybe?
Once you get out and away from the Coastal resorts and head inland, it'll be pretty dark for sure. Lot of clear nights too. Not sure if there are any observatories/tours on Gran Canaria. I might check when i'm next out there.Good call on the Canaries, forgot about them, I believe they have light pollution measures in place too
Agree to thisSyStemDeMoN said:They do a stargazing trip in Egypt where they take you out in to the desert and have 3 powerful telescopes set up.
It was enjoyable but short and although we had an excellent view of saturn and the moon there was little else they could show us.
A few years ago we went to Biscarrosse and stayed on a municiple camp site on the shore of the the south great lake. I would say we had a better view of the night sky there and wished I had taken my 8inch reflector with us. But even with the naked eye it was a stunning site !