Astronomy Tour

Guided comprehensive astronomy activity in La Palma. This activity include the use of telescopes for the observation of night sky objects such as: visible planets and the Moon, stars, galaxies, nebuloses and star clusters  Also, they include sky orientation using constellations and detailed explanations by expert astronomy guides.
  • Site: These astronomy tours take place in one of the viewpoints suitable for amateur astronomy and are guided by qualified personnel (astrophysicists). There are 16 of such viewpoints around the island. See more below. TOURS will never take place at the Observatory Roque de Los Muchachos.
  • They are aimed at people with or without an astronomy background. For beginners, not geared towards amateur astronomers.
  • They include the use of amateur telescopes for night sky observation
  • EXTRA: Transfers from and to the picking point are optional (minimum number of 6 people apply). Transfer placements need to be booked at time of reservation. 
  • 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.*
  • Language: Spanish/English.
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    • Meeting point:  in our office/shop (Avenida de Los Cancajos, Local B1, Hotel Las Olas building, Los Cancajos, Breña Baja). See map below.
    • Duration:  approximately 4 h, taking into account driving time to the location for the activity.
    • Meeting time: as read on top of your ticket. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 mins before. Late arrivals may miss the tour (with no refund). Unless an incidence we will leave on time.
    • Access to viewpoint. Self-drive customers or customers with transfer will leave from meeting point in convoy. 

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    Ticket only valid for the date and name that appears on it.

    Cancellations: tours may be canceled 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 closed at the time of the tour. Also, you may cancel up 24hrs prior to the tour, with a issuance cost of 20%.  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) tours do NOT take place at the Observatory at any time as it is closed to the public at night. However, the Observatory in El Roque de Los Muchachos is open for visits during the day (reservations orm.astrocamp.es & Observatory´s website at iac.es).
    * Outside office hours and for emergencies please contact 0034622805618. Please leave a sms message.
    * Time: this depends (and varies throughout the year) on sunset time.

    Location

    Address Travesía de los Cancajos, 27, 38711 Breña Baja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain