Why is Tenerife so good for stargazing and astrophotography?
Dark Skies Tenerife Guide is a dedicate astronomy center in Tenerife. The first of its kind. We provide astronomy holidays, Astro Photography Courses and Sunset & stars tours!
We are launching our UK road show later this month and will be visiting photography clubs and astronomy societies around the UK to let them know why tenerife is such a great place to see and photograph the stars. In preparing the presentation it occurred to me that we haven’t rely spoken much about it on here. So today we will be talking about why Tenerife is described as a window to the universe by NASA.
I suppose the first thing seems obvious but its amazing how many people don’t know where Tenerife actually is! We are approximate 2,400 miles south of the UK and putting us very close to the Tropic of Cancer allowing long hours of astronomical darkness all year around. Although a Spanish Island we are actually just off the coast of Africa near Western Sahara. Tenerife is one of eight (8) Canary Islands and is the largest and most populated with some 45% of the whole population of the archipelago residing here.
The best thing about Tenerife is that if you are interested in the stars you can make it a family holiday! Tenerife is one of Europes top tourist destinations. We have fantastic beaches and amazing attractions. Being a busy winter island means there are some great deals to be had all year around. With a dark sky park only 1 hour from the coast you can make the trip a family holiday. Tenerife has the No1 Water Park in the World in Siam Park and No1 Attraction in Europe in Loro Park. Its a perfect opportunity to combine the family holiday with your passion about astronomy.
“The higher the telescope the better the view of the universe!” – Sir Isaac Newton
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