8 Incredible Places to Stargaze Around the World

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon, one of the many national parks in the Southwest, is notably famous for its unusual hoodoo rock formations and its exceptionally bright night skies.

Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, New Zealand

The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve in New Zealand was created in 2012 in recognition of the amazing astronomical possibilities found in the South Island's Mackenzie Basin.

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

The nearest populated settlements are at least 60 miles away from the NamibRand Nature Reserve, making it situated in "one of the naturally darkest (yet accessible) places on Earth,"

La Palma and Tenerife, Canary Islands

The charitable Starlight Foundation has declared three "Starlight Reserves" that are UNESCO-recognized and located in the Canary Islands.

Mauna Kea, Hawai i

Hawaii's highest mountain, Mauna Kea, is a dormant volcano on the Big Island that provides some of the greatest astronomy views in the state.

Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

In addition to being a popular destination for stargazers, Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is home to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. This makes it a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, Ireland

The Iveragh Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way in southwest Ireland make up the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve. This territory, which is bounded by the nine inhabited villages

Denali National Park Reserve, Alaska

The tallest peak in North America, Denali Mountain Peak, and a variety of local wildlife, including grizzly bears and caribou, may be found on this 6-million-acre park in Alaska. Visitors are encouraged to look up at the night sky