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Stargazing Guides

The night sky is our great heritage in humanity. For millennia we’ve marked time and preserved the stories of our ancestors through the wheeling stars, planets, and other astronomical objects we’ve learned to recognize and understand.

Welcome to the Ultimate Astrotourism Guide to Stargazing Around the World

Part of my mission here at STG is to help people find wonder among the stars. To that end, I’ve published stargazing guides for cities, states, national parks, and more. We’ve also got resources on seeing the Milky Way and astrophotography, too.

City Stargazing Guides

Just because you’re in a city doesn’t mean you can’t see the stars! Armed with our Urban Stargazing guide and this map of places near your nearest city, you can enjoy the night sky in your area.

State Stargazing Guides

All states have epic stargazing destinations; sometimes you just need a little help to find the best ones. Guides to all 50 states are published as of late 2023.

Plus I have some international city guides: Perth (Australia), Edinburgh (Scotland), London (England), Toronto (Canada), and Vancouver (Canada)

Stargazing in National Parks

Our National Parks in the United States are a treasured resource, both for their natural beauty, and for the dark skies overhead they protect.

Here are guides to stargazing in some of our nation’s best national parks.

In addition, I have a guide to Jasper National Park in Canada.