The flat-topped Gamsberg rises 500 metres above the surrounding Khomas Hochland. The plateau measures 2 347 metres above sea level making it Namibia s fourth tallest mountain. Situated in the Gamsberg Nature Reserve the slopes of the Gamberg are among the world s best venues for astronomical observations. The area is known for its incredibly clear night skies and a minimum of light pollution from the surrounding areas makes the Gamsberg ideal for stargazing and astronomy. The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy occupies the majority of the plateau and the International Amateur Observatory Society runs an observatory IAS on one of the guest farms off Gamsberg Pass.