Who is Dark Skies Tenerife Guide?

Tales from the dark skies of Tenerife, brought to you by the guides of the stars!
A close look at who we are and where we came from!
By Kieran Mynott, your stargazing guide to the dark skies of Tenerife.

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!

From the first tours when we were taking people from our base in Vilaflor (Spain’s highest village at some 5000ft), we knew we had the potential to make it grow.  Initially it was an idea as a trip for people who were staying in our B&B in Vilaflor.  We were soon getting asked if we could sell to the masses of tourists in the coastal resorts of the south who were keen to see what a dark sky had to offer.  So we got our first van and started doing a few pick ups from the hotels of the south coast.

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The founder of the company and original guide Steve, started the Tenerife Astronomy Society and held some meetings at the vineyards of Vilaflor.  Here he made his first contacts with some professional astronomers and astrophotographers and realised that Tenerife was emerging as The Destination for astronomers throughout Europe and indeed the world.  Tenerife was officially recognised as the third best place in teh world to view the stars and NASA even described it as a Window to the Universe.  Through the meeting Steve found his first guides and Astro Photographers and decided it was time to step it up a notch,

Steve started doing some dedicated Astronomy Holidays and recruited the services of Peter Louer to run some Astro Photography Courses.  I was introduced to the company back in June 2018 and was immediately mesmerized by the sheer number of stars I could see from the caldera of Tenerife’s National Park all set against the backdrop of Pre-historic rock formations and the pine forrest.  I had always been a keen amateur observational cosmologist and decided I needed to take my knowledge to the next level.  As such ever since I have been studying Astrophysics and Cosmology with the ANU.  Unfortunately my Math isn’t good enough to take it to PHD level nor to be a researcher, however, I have learnt about everything from our violent universe to the theoretical physics behind the origins of our universe,  I love on a nightly basis imparting my knowledge of the stars and universe to our sunset & stars tours.  I am constantly learning and don’t think anyone could ever know it all.  Even the top minds in the world only know what makes up 5% of our universe (that’s the matter that you, I and everything around us is made of!).

“The Darkest Nights Produce the Brightest Stars!”

We have come a long way from our beginnings.  Our main event the Sunset and Stars tour was this month voted the No1 thing to do in the evening in Tenerife.  We were so pleased to be awarded this accolade, as it shows that our tour is still the best.

We are now running a very popular 3 night Astro Photography course with Peter Louer including not just taking the shots (as he says the easy bit LOL) but also includes time with Peter showing you how to best process your shot, which is where the real art begins.

I am also expanding on our Astronomy Holidays.  Now including a tour of Tenerifes Observatory and a trip in the cable car up mount teide!

We are Tenerifes first dedicated astronomy guest house and now recognised as the No1 evening excursion on more than one platform.

We have fully licensed registered guides and are the official, best and first astronomy tour to use telescopes!  Obviously as we have grown there have been some competitors appear and even some copycats!  However, our brand continues to shine as the best place to come if you want a guided tour of the stars!  So if you enjoy a nights stargazing then ring or message us today to book.  Mention this article for extra special discounts!

I look forward to seeing you soon and talking about the wider Universe!

Any questions as always drop me a message and dont forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

       

 

If you want to join us to see the stars of our galaxy or a closer look through our telescope at some of the objects we have spoken about on here today.  Join us on a sunset and stars tour for a spot of stargazing and a relaxing of the soul in Tenerifes National Park!

If you have never seen a Dark Sky like the one in Tenerife then join us and I guarantee you will not be dissapointed with what you can see.  Tenerife is officially the 3rd best place in the world to see the stars and described by NASA as a window to the universe.  It’s been suggested that people who regularly stargaze live longer and are less likely to suffer from stress.  I for one can vouch for that fact as even on the toughest of days, a short drive up the mountains and tilting my head back and watching the Universe unfold just takes away any feelings of anxiety or any other feeling for that matter other than the ore and sheer merriment of seeing such an amazing Dark Sky!

Until next time this is Kieran signing off.

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Any questions please leave a comment or email me at reservations@darkskiestenerifeguide.com

Kieran.

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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