Astronomy tour, stargazing for all

An Astronomy tour for stargazing is a comprehensive activity for all. This activity includes an introduction to the night sky, stars and the Universe. It includes the guided use of telescopes for night sky observation of visible planets, the Moon, stars, galaxies, etc. Also, it includes sky orientation using constellations and detailed explanations by expert astronomy guides. While in La Palma, these astronomy tours are an ideal complement for visitors, taking advantage of La Palma being one of the best locations in the world for both professional and amateur astronomy. Our aim in LaPalmastars.com and AstroLaPalma is that you have fun observing the sky and making stargazing easy for you.

Look up and enjoy the sky as you have never seen it before!

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If there are places left it will appear green on the calendar. If not, please add your name to the waiting list for an astronomy tour. We will add extra dates if possible. mail: info@lapalmastars.com. Waiting list: here 


Activity Information

PLACE AND TIME
  • Meeting point for all: Our office in Travesía de los Cancajos, 2, 38711, Los Cancajos (Hotel Las Olas building; not at reception). Breña Baja. We meet here to provide easy access. At viewpoints at high altitude there is poor mobile signal and no electricity.
  • Meeting time: as it reads on your ticket (it changes according to sunset time). Please be on time.
  • Site for the activity: it varies, it depends on weather conditions and altitude of clouds. We will chose the viewsite according to the best weather conditions on the day.
LANGUAGUE
  • Spanish/ English

DURATION

  • The duration of the tour 2 h.
  • Approx total duration of the tour taking into account activity+ driving time to the location for the activity: 3.5-4h
PRICE
  • Adults: 27€
  • Children: 17€
IMPORTANT
  • We strongly advise customers to wear winter clothes & shoes even in summer and even if at sea level is hot.
  • Activity subject to weather conditions. Please see below.
  • Please read info about covid19 at lapalmastars.com/en/covid-19/

INCLUDES

  • Use of amateur telescopes
  • Qualified guides
TRANSPORT
  • Not included. Tickets are self-drive only.
  • No 4 x 4 car needed.
  • Temporarely, due to covid19, we are only offering transport (at an addional cost) to groups above 6 people.
CONDITIONS
  • Ticket only valid for the date and name that appears on it.
  • Please be at the meeting point at least 10 mins before. Late arrivals may miss the activity (with no refund). Unless an incidence we will leave on time from meeting point.
  • Access to viewpoint. All customers will leave from the same meeting point in a convoy.
  • This activity is subject to weather conditions. In case of cancellations, we will communicate with you via mobile phone as soon as possible (sms message sent to the number you have provided us with). Occasionally, this can happen last minute. See cancellation policy below.
  • Cancellations: tours may be cancelled unexpectedly due to weather conditions: clouds, wind, high humidity. In the event of a cancellation, we first reschedule your tour date and if not possible we reimburse your tickets. We will not held responsible if you have your mobile phone off, if you have no signal or if your provider does not give you a good service in Spain. Please notice that our office is close at the time of the tour. Also, you may cancel up 24hrs prior to the tour, with a issuance cost of 20%, this include cases in which you suspect covid19 or it has been confirmed. If you wish to cancel please email us at info@lapalmastars.com (we only accept cancellations via email). Later cancellation by customer/groups are non-refundable.
  • In case of changes due to weather we will communicate with you via phone (sms message).
  • We strongly advise customers to wear winter clothes & shoes even in summer and even if at sea level is hot.
  • Tours will take places preferably at viewpoints. However, at times, this is not possible for which we will find an alternative dark & safe site.
  • Our astronomy (night) activities do NOT take place at the Observatory at any time as it is close to the public at night. However, the Observatory in El Roque de Los Muchachos is open for visits during the day (Reservations).
  • Info on covid19 protocols at lapalmastars.com/en/covid-19/
  • Outside office hours and for emergencies please contact 0034622805618. Please leave a sms message.
  • Before formalizing your reservation, please read carefully the basic information about data protection (https://lapalmastars.com/info-basica-proteccion-datos/), the general conditions of the service (https://lapalmastars.com/condiciones -de-reserva /) as well as the privacy policy (https://lapalmastars.com/politica-de-privacidad/) and our legal notice (https://lapalmastars.com/aviso-legal/)

BOOKING

1

Meeting Point

 Our office in Travesía de los Cancajos, 2 (Hotel las Olas Building, local B1), 38711 Breña Baja. This is not at the reception of the hotel.
2

Meeting Time

It appears on your ticket. Please be on time. 
3

Time

It changes throughout the year according to sunset time.

Group of amateurs photographying the Milky Way in summer as part of the international AstroMaster La Palma workshop