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Astro La Palma

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Address: 38711 Brena Baja, La Palma, Spain
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+34 622 80 56 18
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Enjoy the stars as you've never seen them before! In La Palma you'll find...

Enjoy the stars as you've never seen them before! In La Palma you'll find our astronomy tours for stargazing, workshops for beginners and Starparties for amateur astronomers. Look up and discover the best quality sky in the world with us!

Business dedicated to Astronomy tours for general public and the International Workshop of landscape astrophotography run annually, AstroMaster La Palma. Soon new activities!

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After a long ride up the mountain

the weather had closed in on us, strong winds, low cloud, and rain made for a disappointing view over the volcano. Always take water proofs with you even if its sunny in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the weather had closed in on us, strong winds, low cloud, and rain made for a disappointing view over the volcano. Always take water proofs with you even if its sunny in the resort. The visit to the telescope was fantastic if you like looking at the stars, not to get carried away as the trip is through the day,... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth knowing that you won't be able to hire any equipment without being trained in how to use it. We drove across the island to be told that, as beginners, we couldn't rent any equipment. This would be perfectly acceptable if it weren't for the opposite impression being created by the company's website, and a certain newspaper's article... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for this, crossed the island to have dinner before our trip and, during dinner, got a text message to say that the weather had closed in and that the evening was cancelled, could we reschedule for another date? We wouldn't but we did appreciate their professional level of communication.

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Bracknell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no idea before we arrived in La Palma that it is one of the best places for stargazing, so when we found out, we felt we should take advantage of this. We didn't hire a car, so it was really useful for the transport to be provided. We had to go up high, so it was very cold... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This town is on the west side of the island and reached through a tunnel under the mountains from the east side .on a bus route from Santa Cruz. nice place to visit Has a museum and traffic free shopping area. All the xmas decorations were up when we went in Dec. Plenty of nice cafes in the lovely square..

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We pre-booked this trip in the UK, and the taxis took us to a night-viewing spot near El Paso in the centre of the island. The tour was led by Augustin, whose knowledge and passion for astrophysics was apparent to us all from the word go. His explanation of how the stars form, exist, change and die was easy to... More 

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Thank you Augustin for a fabulous night with the stars. Fascinating to see the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn - and it's rings etc. The steep drive high up in the mountains was an experience - but the driver was VERY good. We learned so much - how to locate compass point south from the moon, etc. Day time temperatures were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visitors to La Palma shouldn't miss the opportunity to join one of the tours. It was great talking to professional astronomers and the information provided was just right for people without too much knowledge in astronomy. The condition of the night sky was fantastic. We went to Mirador de Las Ventas, where you could see the milkyway and some planets... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderfull hours with Agustin. Very well explained and very friendly. Don't forget warm clothes!! Thank you for seeing Mars, Saturn, etc. with our own eyes!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Augustine of Astro La Palma provided an outstanding guided stargazing experience during our recent visit to the island of La Palma. Two telescopes were set up to show the group (~25 people) some specific astronomical objects, accompanied by clear explanations of the astrophysics. It was an exhilarating evening of stargazing and new understanding of the wonders of the universe! We... More 

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