The world's most spectacular astronomical observatories

Find out where the professionals go to stargaze

Stars Insider

07/04/19 | StarsInsider

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Located in some of the most remote places on the planet, astronomical observatories aren't the easiest places to reach. Furthermore, many are set at altitudes thousands of meters above sea level. Yep, stargazing is an out-of-the-way science for most of us. But if you're curious, there's another way of reaching for the stars.

Browse this gallery and take a stellar tour of some of the best spots on Earth to observe the night sky.

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