The Royal Observatory, Greenwich played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation. Before the observatory was built, the grounds housed important buildings in English history dating all the way back to William I (the Tudors lived in Greenwich Castle, which was built on the same land as the Observatory).
If the hills of the Arcetri region of Florence were good enough for astronomy's ultimate bad boy (Galileo, maybe you've heard of him), then a visit to the Arectri Astrophysical Observatory, located in the very same hills where Galileo spent the last years of his life, should be good enough for you too.
Teide National Park is located on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is both, a "Starlight Reserve" and a "Starlight Tourist Destination," thanks to its pristine night skies and ideal stargazing conditions. Laws exist on the island to control light pollution and flight pathways, to ensure perfect stargazing for visitors and astronomers alike.
13,796 feet above sea-level and isolated in the Pacific Ocean, the observatories at Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island offer some of the most pristine star-gazing conditions in the world. Tourists can visit the summit, but officials suggest stopping at the Visitor's Center, located at 9,200 feet, before continuing onward (both to check weather conditions and acclimate to the elevation).
The Very Large Array is a massive radio telescope facility located 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. The site is open for self-guided tours from 8:30 am to sunset. On the first Saturday of each month, the facility holds free guided tours at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
The American Southwest offers some of the best stargazing conditions in the United States—and perhaps none is better than Kitt Peak, a national observatory southwest of Tuscon, Arizona. Kitt Peak is home to the world's largest collection of optical telescopes and offers guided tours daily at 10 am, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. There are also nightly stargazing activities for those looking to peer at the cosmos through clear southwestern skies.
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