9 best destinations for stargazing and astronomy lovers

1) Atacama Desert, Chile

The Atacama Desert's clean and dry skies make it one of the best spots in the world for stargazing and astronomy.

2) Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA

With its high height and beautiful skies, Mauna Kea's summit is one of the best places in the world for stargazing.

3) Jasper National Park, Canada

The dark skies and secluded location of the park make it a perfect place for stargazing.

4) Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand

New Zealand's Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve has some of the best stargazing experiences in the Southern Hemisphere.

5) NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

Namibia's NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the world's few Dark Sky Reserves, offering breathtaking views of the Milky Way.

6) La Palma, Canary Islands

This island features multiple observatories and some of Europe's brightest skies for stargazing.

7) Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia 

The park's secluded location and clear skies make it an excellent place for stargazing, with the added advantage of the spectacular Uluru rock formation.

8) Kiruna, Sweden

This Arctic Circle hamlet is one of the best spots in the world to watch the Northern Lights.

9) Bryce Canyon National Park, USA

The park's unique rock formations and beautiful skies make it an excellent place to stargaze.