Milkyway at Pantai Sepat, Pahang (Astrophoto by Asyraf Joe)

Astrotourism is a tourism activity that uses the natural resources of the night sky reserved for star gazing activities (stargazing) and other astronomical activities for hobby, leisure or educational purposes.

Part of the astronomical activity is

  • Hunting for the Milky Way galaxy
  • Witness the meteor shower
  • Astrophotography
  • Astronomy and space education such as Astronomy / Space Camp

Astrotourism is a part of ecotourism and edutourism.

Eco TourismĀ 

Involving in exploring the beauty of the night sky with goal to conserve the dark sky area from light pollution.

Edu Tourism / STEM

Tourist will involve in citizen science project and learn basic astronomy, discover the position of the stars in the sky, its function and the know about astronomy phenomena. Use sky simulation application, observe with instruments such as binoculars, telescopes and cameras.