Astronomy Holidays

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Astronomy Holidays

Stargazing is on the up – and it’s not all down to Professor Brian Cox and BBC2’s Stargazing LIVE. Sophisticated telescopes are increasingly cheaper, opening the hobby up to a wider demographic. But, more than that, there’s a growing recognition that astronomy might be good for you.

So a stay in Tenerife’s first dedicated Astronomy Guest House in the official 3rd best place in the world to see the stars could be just what you need!

Astronomy Holidays, the only pension dedicated to astronomy in Tenerife. We organize star trips, vacation in astronomy and astrophotography for anyone from beginners to more experienced astronomers.

Our seven-day astronomy holiday begins with us meeting at the airport in Tenerife South on your arrival. We offer a comfortable twin or double room, with shower with en suite bathroom, which you can add breakfast or half board before arrival.

During your weekly session, we will take you on a trip to the sunset and the stars. The day ends in the Half Moon Lounge at El Zaguan House.

Then we head towards a quarry sunset over 2100 meters above sea level. We admired the breathtaking view of the three islands La Gomera, El Hiero and La Palma. From there we head towards the caldera at the base of Mount Tedie. Here we take a laser guided tour of the stars and telescope views before returning to El Zaguan House.

Also included is a tour of the Tenerife Observatory and a trip to Mount Teide during your stay.

Here you will receive instructions on using our 305mm GOTO Dobsonian telescope and have a night of observation with one of our guides. The telescope has a powerful database with 42,000 objects stored in its memory for observations.

New for 2019 we have stellar domes built for our purpose. They have heating, wooden floors and comfortable beds. You can spend the night watching the stars in the comfort of your own bed. Early in the morning you will receive a telescope view and a guide to the morning constellations. Then a cooked breakfast in the Half Moon Lounge.

All this without forgetting the full use of the facilities at El Zaguan House. There are plenty of activities during the day. Also some of the best hiking routes in Tenerife starting from Vilaflor. Or you just have the chance to relax on the edge of Coronal Forrest National Parks.

Please let us know if you are vegetarian or have any dietary requests.

If you are interested in the stars, this is perfect for your stay.

At the end of a busy week, we will return to Tenerife South Airport for your flight home.

Astronomy Holidays – with the option of five (5) or seven (7) nights of stay, boarding or half board, there is something for everyone. If you’ve ever looked and wondered, then this is for you. From beginners to experts, staying at the world’s best official place to watch stargazing is a must!

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