South Africa is one of the best destinations for astronomy in the world. Based in the southern hemisphere, with its greater range of astronomical objects, fabulous view of the centre of our galaxy, and collection of southern circumpolar stars not seen in the north, we are blessed with clear dark skies. Once out of the glare of city lights the night sky is stunning and, due to increasing light pollution, a rare privilege to enjoy for most citizens of 21st century planet earth.
Whatever your requirement, whether for a small group of knowledgeable astronomers, a congress of thousands of international delegates, or just a group of friends or family thinking of a different kind of vacation, we can organise something astronomical to suit your needs. Our tours incorporate sites of astronomical interest not normally available to the public, and our special interest and position in the astronomical community means we ensure your experience is as celestial as it can be.
Our tours range from visits to the SAAO site in Sutherland, including SALT, trips to the SKA / MEERKAT site in Carnarvon, as well as guided tours around the special sites in Cape Town. We are rich in astronomical history in this part of the world, and Chris de Coning, founder member of Over The Moon Tours, is Director of the historical section of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.
Whether you want to gaze in astonishment at the gorgeous southern night sky, or learn about the fascinating history of world astronomy, contact us to create an experience you will never forget.