Imagine being enveloped by the infinite, sparkly dark sky as you learn loads about what’s out there. We’ve found some of the world’s best trips to help you discover how to tell galaxies from constellations, meteors from meteorites and so much more. Get starstruck on one of the following breaks, suitable for night-sky novices to starry-eyed experts. Some packages offer wellness or adventure options too, to help round off your trip and see you return to reality brimming with knowledge plus renewed energy and enthusiasm for life.
Battlesteads Hotel & Observatory, UK
Did you know Europe’s largest protected Dark Sky Project is in the UK? Nestling in the picturesque village of Wark, adjacent to the Northumberland National Park, Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory runs a range of family-friendly events for stargazers of every level (from £15-£49). Beginners can learn how to use a telescope and recognise the planets and major constellations, while seasoned astronomers can hone their night-sky imaging techniques on special astrophotography courses. Onsite accommodation is available at the 18th century Battlesteads Hotel (B&B prices from £115 for a double, or £165 for an eco lodge with skylights for stargazing in the comfort of your lodge); battlesteads.com.
Little Nell , Aspen USA
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