Star Stories
Tales from the night sky of Tenerife, brought to you by the guides of the stars!
A New Blog
From the guides of the stars!

Today we are starting a new blog section written by the guides of our tours.  In this section we will talk about what we have been observing over the week and even might be debating some of the bigger questions in cosmology.

Also look out for future guest blogs such as Peter Louers Astro-Photography blog, hopefully soon to become a regular monthly feature.

The section is supposed to fun for us to write and more importantly fun for you to read.  We will try and get some info on the stars in to!   Today I just wanted this first post to be a brief note about what I’ve witnessed on tour so far.

…highlight of our holiday!

In my sort time as guide I have seen a few things.  Most recently was a proposal of marriage in an astonishingly romantic gesture under the light of the Milkyway!  Thankfully for the young lad his partner said yes and how could she not of.  Set against the out of this world back drop of Mount Teide in the national park of Tenerife with a bottle of cava and the twinkling stars overhead, he obviously knew how to pick his moment. The lad had planned it well and even asked us to take extra cava up for the occasion.

Probably the biggest shock to me is the wide range of ages that come on the tour with us.  From small children excited to see so many stars and talk about the planets, to young couples and groups to the more seasoned astronomers and people just looking for something different to do whilst on holiday in Tenerife.  The tour is such a feast on the eyes that even with no knowledge of the stars people can enjoy the specter and hopefully my talks open the mind and leave people in wonderment an awe at the size of the universe and of our own existence (If they haven’t fallen asleep first that is!).

I started with the company back in June and now we have had the Autumn equinox and are starting to tilt away from the sun, we are beginning to notice the changes in weather.  Our new Ford Van had its first test in rain on the drive up the other night, but the weather system soon cleared in time for us to see a spectacular sunset and get some great pictures of the moon.  Listening to Peter talk about ice on his telescope back in March has got me thinking that maybe I should pop back to the UK and grab a big coat for the winter months!!!  I cant wait to be up there on a crisp cold evening though and I am looking forward to seeing our Winter constellations emerge.

Check back next week for more STAR STORIES; tales from the guides of the stars!

Why Dark Skies Tenerife Guide?

  • Bespoke Tour
  • Hotel Pick up & Return
  • Amazing Sunset
  • High Altitude 2100 meters
  • Nasa – “Window to the universe”
  • Top 5 best destination in World to see the stars
  • Qualified Insured Guides
  • Laser guided tour of constellations
  • 12″ Dobsonian Telescope Viewings
  • Astrophotography Courses
  • Astronomy Holidays
  • Stargazing Pods overnight stay

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