Visits will commence at the meeting point. You may access toilets here. Following the guide will make an general introduction to the Observatory and its international relevance. This introduction usually takes place out in the open, however, depending on weather conditions we may be forced to do it indoors or reduce timing. After the introduction, visitors will follow the guide (self-drive) to the designated telescope. Please, follow instruccions of the guide including health and safety instructions. Full detailed info by the Observatory here
Meeting point for the visit: Auxiliary building at the Observatory (after the crossroad on lp4 ). lat: 28º 45' 49'' N, lon: 17º 53' 37'' West. See map on lower part of the page here.
* Please be on time. If you are late, your visit may be denied.
* Winter clothes are extremelly recommended even in summer. The Observatory is 2200m above sea level. The access is a mountain road.
* There are no restaurant/shop facilities at the Observatory, please take some food and water with you.
* Contents, itinery, guides and conditions for the visits are designated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Our company is only responsible for the management of the visits following their instructions.
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