STARGAZING IN NAMIBIA

Together with Chile and Hawaii, Namibia is considered to be one of the top three destinations for stargazing in the world.

It is especially for these reasons that Namibia was chosen as the best site for the Max Planck High Energy Stereoscopic System experiment (H.E.S.S.), which is fully operational on Farm Göllschau near the Gamsberg. Day visitors are welcome by appointment.


The best stargazing can be enjoyed from May to September. For the rest of the year, astronomical conditions may be perfect as well, but clouds are a possibility.


Enthusiasts of the southern night sky can study the Southern Cross, the Magellanic Clouds, the Jewel Box Cluster, Omega Centuri, 47 Tucanae and Eta Carinae, to name but a few.


Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm, Hakos Guestfarm and Rooisand Observatory offer astra-holidays in Namibia or join Robert Johnstone from SOLNA, a company that handles astronomy education, astrophotography, telescope sales and stargazing tourism in Namibia.

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