Astronomy Safari

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.
  • They are aimed at people with or without an astronomy background.
  • They include the use of amateur telescopes for night sky observation
  • 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 email/mobile phone as soon as possible. Occasionally, this can happen last minute.
  • Language: Spanish/English.
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Pay 10% less if you make your booking 7 days in advance.

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    • Meeting point:  in our office/shop (Los Cancajos). Other meeting points may be available, if necessary please request them. Link to map to meeting point here:  bit.ly/astrolapalmaoffice
    • Duration:  approximately 4 h, taking into account driving time to the location for the activity.
    • Access to viewpoint. Self-drive customers or customers with transfer will leave from meeting point in convoy. 

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    Cancellations: safaris may be canceled unexpectedly due to weather conditions: clouds, wind, high humidity. In the event of a cancellation, we first reschedule the safari date and if not possible we reimburse your tickets. Also, you may cancel up 24hrs prior to the safari, with a issuance cost of 20%.  Later cancellation  by customer/group are non-refundable.

    * In case of changes due to weather we will communicate with you via email/phone. 
    * We strongly advise customers to wear winter clothes & shoes even in summer and even if at sea level is hot.
    * Safaris 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).
    * Time: this depends (and varies throughout the year) on sunset time.

    Location

    Address Breña Baja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain