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Stargazing

Get up close to the Red Planet

Get up close to the Red Planet

Duration:8.5 hours total
Includes:Equipment and transportation
Languages:Offered in English and Spanish
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About your host

I’ve been living in the beautiful island of La Palma (Canary Islands) my whole life. I became interested in astronomy 30 years ago, so much it became my job. I love promoting astronomy and educating people about the night sky. In addition to teaching, I am also a guide certified by Starlight and the Observatory of Roque de los Muchachos and offer night landscape photography workshops.
Antonio
Antonio
Antonio
Antonio

About WWF España

WWF Spain is part of the WWF network, the largest independent international organization dedicated to the defense of nature and the environment. Founded in 1961, today we work in more than 100 countries and have the support of nearly 5 million members worldwide. Our mission is to conserve nature, its habitats and species, and fight against threats to life on Earth.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to WWF España. .

What we’ll do

We will visit Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), currently the biggest optical and infrared telescope in the world, to enjoy the ultimate experience for star lovers. This one-off experience will take place on July 27th -the date of opposition between Earth and Mars, when the planet will appear brightest leading up to close approach on July 31st-. First, we will meet at the beautiful city of Santa…

What else you should know

Please bring warm mountain clothes, as it will be cold at night in GTC (between 8 and 10ºC). You can also bring your reflex camera, if you want to take your own photographies.

What I’ll provide

Transportation
Transport to GTC. Return transport from Santa Cruz de la Palma to GTC. Transfer provided by Drivania
Equipment
Binoculars & Telescopes Equipment to watch the stars and the planets (several models of binoculars and telescopes).

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Where you'll be

We will visit Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), currently the biggest optical and infrared telescope in the world as well as Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, one of the best stargazing destinations in the world.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. GTC is located at an altitude of 2,400 meters, a height at which oxygen levels decrease. For this reason, the experience is not suitable for babies, senior travellers, people with anemia or other physical…

More tips

Please bring warm mountain clothes, as it will be cold at night in GTC (between 8 and 10ºC). You can also bring your reflex camera, if you want to take your own photographies.

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Antonio
Get up close to the Red Planet
6 reviews
$46/person
6 reviews
$46/person