Stargazing Around The World

Presenting 45 breathtaking dark-sky sites and national parks around the world plus more than 20 further destinations to observe astronomy, space phenomena, and aurora in action.


This fascinating introductory guide to stargazing provides diagrams of constellations, calendars of meteor showers, details for upcoming eclipses, and information on where to view launches of spacecraft - plus - insider knowledge of the best times to visit so you can plan the ultimate starry-eyed trip.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Stargazing Around The World:

    • Explore 45 of the best stargazing destinations around the world including sites accredited by the International Dark-Sky Association offering unforgettable views and scenery
    • Featuring more than 20 further destinations to see astronomy in action at world-famous observatories, laboratories, and aurora-viewing hotspots
    • Introduces astrophotography for beginners, tips for stargazing, essential equipment and gear, plus so much more
    • Stunning photography and illustrations within the internal pages of the book
    • Written by Valerie Stimac, an expert author on astrotourism 
    • Foreword by astronomer Phil Plait, a.k.a the Bad Astronomer
    • Destinations featured include: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Australia); Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia); Parque Nacional dos Lencois Maranhenses (Brazil); Jasper National Park (Canada); Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (Canada and USA); Cherry Springs State Park (USA); Easter Island, Rapa Nui (Ecaudor); Eifel National Park (Germany); Zselic Starry Sky Park (Hungary); Kerry Dark Sky Reseve (Ireland); Iromote-Ishigaki National Park (Japan); Wadi Rum (Jordan); Sagarmatha National Park (Nepal); Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reseve (New Zealand); Kruger National Park (South Africa); Exmoor National Park (UK); Albanya (Spain)

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  • Releasing from February 2024

    ISBN 9781837581979
    FORMAT Hardback, Full Colour, 280 Pages
    DIMENSIONS 210 x 165mm | 6.50 x 8.27"
    RPR AUD $39.99 | GBP £19.99 | NZD $44.99 | USD $24.99