We will meet shortly after sunset at over 2000 meters where the sky is among the darkest and clearest on the planet, during the twilight we will teach you to orient yourself and to recognize the constellations of the sky with the help of a laser beam.Then we will use our huge and powerful telescope with a diameter of 40 cm and almost 2 meters of focal length; in a few seconds we will point to the faintest objects such as star clusters, nebulae and galaxies and in the periods in which they are visible, we will also be able to observe the planets of the solar system and the Moon with incredible details and colors.
During the observations we will accurately describe all visible objects and their history, you will also learn how stars and planets are formed, what are proto-stellar and planetary nebulae, how galaxies are formed, what are black holes and you will be surprised to understand the real dimensions and distances of the universe.
Most of the telescopes used in this type of tour by our competitors are normally between 10 and 25 cm in diameter, this type of instrument is not sufficient to show the faintest objects such as diffuse nebulae and galaxies … because by choosing our tour we are sure you will not be disappointed! At the end of the evening it will be possible to connect the mobile phone or a reflex to the telescope, in this way you can take home an indelible memory of this wonderful experience.
We will also take a souvenir photo of the group with a particular technique to immortalize you in a realistic way under the starry sky and the Milky Way, which I will later send to your e-mail address.
WHO CAN ATTEND
People of all ages, with and without basic knowledge of astronomy, in groups of minimum 4 and maximum 10 people.
WHERE IT TAKES PLACE
Inside the Teide National Park at an altitude above 2200 meters, the precise position changes according to the time of year, to the weather that is very variable at altitude and to the type of objects that are visible at that time, you will be informed 6 hours in advance on Whatsapp about the exact location where will we meet.
Reservation must be received at least 6 hours before the tour start time. For booking requests after the deadline, please contact us. We remind you to keep your mobile phone switched on for last minute communications. Maximum punctuality is required, we strongly recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 15/20 minutes before the communicated time. If you arrive late, you can miss the tour. It is not necessary print the ticket (just show it to the guide from your mobile phone). If you do not receive the ticket by e-mail in few minutes after the purchase, please check your spam folder.
We do not offer or organize any transportation services. It is necessary move with your own car or taxi to the place of observation.
The tour is available in Spanish, English and Italian.
The observation takes place in the open air. At night the temperature can drop considerably in the park at over 2200 meters, so there is a substantial thermal shock respect to the coastal areas. Normally in summer it reaches even 7/8 degrees celsius (44/46 ° F), while in winter it arrives even around zero (30/32 ° F). It is necessary to wear warm clothing, better with a hood for the head, trousers, long socks and closed shoes. Blankets are eventually provided. The telescope is a reflector and is 2 meters high, the eyepiece is located in the upper part differently from the amateur lens telescopes, so in some conditions, when the instrument is almost vertical, it will be necessary use a small staircase of 3 steps (slightly illuminated) that will be at your disposal. Pay further attention to the type of shoes to wear in order to avoid slipping, the staircase is robust and has a support for the hands, our guide will offer further help to people who will need it. In this pandemic period, each participant will have to wear his own mask and keep a safe distance from other people, hand sanitizer gel will be provided and the telescope will be disinfected before and during each tour.
The Company reserves the right to modify the conditions for carrying out the activity for reasons beyond its control or for events of force majeure.
MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS BY THE COMPANY:
The observation can be suspended due to meteorological reasons (clouds, rain, strong wind, etc.), or in the unlikely event that the minimum number of 4 people is not reached at the deadline. In these cases we will contact you as soon as possible (we recommend checking your e-mail and mobile phone on the afternoon of the observation). We will offer an alternative date (subject to availability) or a full refund.
MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS BY THE CUSTOMER:
The customer can request (subject to availability) to change his reservation (for example, change of date, number of participants, etc.) at no additional cost, up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. After the deadline, the changes requested by the customer will not be accepted. In addition, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10%, up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. Once the deadline has expired, cancellations will not be refunded. To cancel or modify the reservation (within the deadline) the customer must send us in writing (exclusively by e-mail) the date of the tour, the reservation number, his name and the telephone indicated during registration, specifying if he wishes cancel the ticket, change the date or number of people, or other. In the event of changes in the reservation (both by the customer and the Company), the same cancellation policy described above will be applied: the customer can request to change his reservation up to 48 hours before the new date set for the tour. After the deadline, the changes requested by the customer will not be accepted. Also, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10% , up to 48 hours before the new date set for the tour. Once the deadline has expired, cancellations will not be refunded. By booking this tour and paying the corresponding amount, you confirm that you have read and accepted our cancellation policy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Refunds will be made EXCLUSIVELY with the same payment method. (by credit card or PayPal): Refunds will be issued within 7 working days.
Adults – 45 euros
Children from 10 to 18 years – 19 euros
Children from 0 to 9 years – free
Resident adults – 30 euros
Resident children from 10 to 18 years – 15 euros
Resident children from 0 to 9 years – free
Family Pack (2 adults+2 children 10-18) – 109 euros. (1 child free)
Group of 6 adults – 225 euros. (1 adult free)
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