Astronomy Holidays

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!

We are the only dedicated astronomy guest house in Tenerife, we organise star gazing excursions, Astronomy  and Astrophotography holidays for anyone from beginners to more seasoned astronomers. Our seven day astronomy holiday starts with us meeting you at Tenerife south airport on your arrival. We provide a comfortable twin or double room with ensuite shower room you can add breakfast or half board basis before arriving.  During your week’s stay we will take you on sunset and stars excursion which starst with dinner and drinks in the half Moon Lounge at Casa El Zaguan.  After dinner we head up for a cava sunset at over 2100meters above sea level overlooking the three islands of La Gomera, El Hiero and La Palma and usually looking down on the clouds below.  From there we head into the caldera at the base of Mount Tedie and have a laser guided tour of the stars and telescope viewings before returning to casa el zaguan.  Also included during your stay is a tour of the Tenerife Observatory and a trip up mount Teide itself on the teleferico.  You will also be given instruction on the use of our 305mm GOTO Dobsonian telescope and have a night of observing with one of our guides. The telescope has a powerful data base with 42000 objects stored in its memory for you to observe. New for 2019 we have our purpose built stargazing domes.  We have four domes with heating, wooden flooring and comfortable beds.  Pick a night to sleep in one (if you can) and spend the night watching the stars from the comfort of your own bed.  Get up early the next morning and be given a telescope viewing and guide of the morning constellations followed by a hearty cooked breakfast in the Half Moon Lounge.  All this and not forgetting the full use of the facilities at casa el zaguan.  There's plenty to do in the day as well with some of the best hiking routes in Tenerife starting in and around Vilaflor or just take the chance to relax on the edge of the national parks coronal Forrest.

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

At the end of a busy week we will return you to Tenerife south airport for your flight home.

With a choice of five (5) or seven (7) nights stay and bed and breakfast or half board there is something for everyone.  If you have ever looked up and wondered, then this is for you.  From beginners to experts, a stay in the official 3rd best place in the world for stargazing is a must!

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