The Best Places to Go Stargazing Around the World

The Best Places to Go Stargazing Around the World

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If spotting planets, constellations, and even the Milky Way is on your bucket list, you'll want to plan a trip to one of the best stargazing spots in the world. Luckily, there are unique destinations around the world that offer incredible views of the night sky and little light pollution, so even amateur astronomers can see the stars and have a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical experience. Read on for the 10 best places to see stars around the globe

1. The Atacama Desert, Chile

Northern Chile’s stark Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth, if you exclude the North and South Poles. It receives mere millimeters of rain during any given year, with the driest sections receiving even less than a millimeter.

But while the dry conditions in this barren landscape aren’t particularly compatible with plant and animal life, they’re optimal for stargazing thanks to the parallel presence of a high altitude, few clouds, and near-zero radio interference or light pollution.