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What's Up Observatory

near Beer Ora, Eilat, Israel
+972 54-481-9973
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Very much recommended if you're down there in Eilat

Ethan sent us the address, spreaded a sheet to sit on and started a very interesting explanation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Omer N
Tel Aviv, Israel
Waching the stars

In one word-amazing!! We had lots of fun, and learned so much about the stars and the sun, seen... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
אילנה ס
via mobile
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You don't need a pith helmet or a visit to a safari outfitter to join one of our star safaris (warm clothes though are a good idea). Together we travel millions of light years through the Milky Way and beyond.Our regular Stargazing program is about an hour and a half long and introduces you to many of the wonders of the ever changing sky. We identify some constellations and asterisms, keeping everyone on the same object by pointing with our special green laser that appears to actually touch the stars. Through the eyepiece of of our computerized telescope and hand held binoculars, we visit the nearby objects of our solar system, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter and maybe even Mars and Venus and Uranus, all depending on the changes of the night sky from season to season, day to day and hour to hour.We continue out to DSOs, (Deep Sky Objects) experiencing the beauty of open clusters, the colors and folds of nebulae and the magnificence of inter galactic traveling globular clusters. Discover multi colored stars in the sky and learn about their ages and development. If we are lucky we will be able to spot a few Galaxies. "מה למעלה" מצפה הכוכבים של אילת והערבה, היא כיתה מתחת כיפת השמים שבסיסה באילת שבו אתה יכול לבוא ללילה מהנה וחינוכי של צפייה בכוכבים מונחה על ידי מחנך אסטרונומיה, איתן שוורץ. "מה למעלה" היא אטרקציה ניידת כדי שנוכל גם בקלות להביא המצפה שלנו אליך. אתה עשוי להיות מופתע עד כמה אנחנו יכולים להראות לך בשמי הלילה של אזורים עירוניים למרות ששום דבר לא יכול להשתוות לפאר של השמים החשוכים של המדבר. בנוסף, בעזרת המדריך המוסמך קולין פורטרת אפשר להכין מדורות וטיולים רגלים.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
near Beer Ora, Eilat, Israel
+972 54-481-9973
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ethan sent us the address, spreaded a sheet to sit on and started a very interesting explanation about the star system and his own stories in his own special way. We've really enjoyed and would recommend everyone to try it!

Thank Omer N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In one word-amazing!! We had lots of fun, and learned so much about the stars and the sun, seen them though the telescope. I really recommend!

Thank אילנה ס
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Superb evening in the desert under the auspices of expert astronomer Eitan. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about this science. His high powered telescope is great and it is so relaxing to lay down on a rug and just gaze up to the stars...More

Thank Mirtoguy
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A fun, educational experience with Eitan in the desert outside of Eilat. Went with family, ages 5-78, we all enjoyed it. Eitan even rekindled a long-dormant interest in astronomy.

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The conditions were nearly perfect - a warm evening with no moon and littlle background light. I tagged along with a group staying at Club Ramon in Mitzpe Ramon. Mitpe Ramon is located high in the Negev desert on the rim of a spectacular crater....More

Thank Eilat_is_Home
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I recently returned to Eilat, having visited previously in February. Ethan was the first person I contacted upon my arrival. I couldn't wait to get back into the desert and under the stars. Just 30 minutes or so north of town, we set up Ethan's...More

Thank Namsuah
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Ethan picked us up on time and took us out to a really quiet place in the desert to set up the telescope. After showing explaining stars and star constellations, all three of us had a very interesting discussion about astrophysics. Great evening with a...More

Thank Rowan M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It was an amazing experience. Eitan, thank you very much!! very interesting for teens (8+) i recommended!!

Thank svetanova1
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were expecting, when booking the 'observatory', a building or developed site from which to look at the stars. This is not what you get. What you get is an incredibly knowledgeable and slightly eccentric astronomer, with a large telescope pitched in the desert with...More

3  Thank CarolineGlass
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It was an amazing experience. Ethan was so nice and caring. We came at a cloudy night and he still made the best of it. He also has a new incredible telescope so we were able to see everything clearly. Ethan didn't even charge us...More

1  Thank Yonatan B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alexei T
Please advise how to book the event. Is it possible to do via e-mail or if you have any site (the link to the site published here does not work) ? Please also advise where I can see the list of available programs and their cost. Thank you
26 July 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling him at +972 54-481-9973 and if you do not reach him, leve a message with your phone number.
Suzanne K
Are you picked up in Eilat or do you have to meet at the location in the desert? What is the cost per adult/child?
3 July 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
You need to meet him in the desert. I would think you could make arrangements with a local taxi to bring you out.
Daniel Felipe A
I Like this Place !
25 April 2015|
Response from Shlomiesdad | Property representative |
Thank you Daniel, i love what I do and hope I pass that along to my guests.