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AstroGC

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Wow! Unforgettable stargazing experience

Gran Canaria is one of the best place in the world to stargaze, you can't come to Gran Canaria and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Federico D
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Padua, Italy
Really enjoyable

My daughter (9), son, (11) and I went on this trip last week. We are all novice starspotters (apart... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JimSE22
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Astronomy workshops in South West mountains of Gran Canaria. Guests and guides will mount and use huge 16'' telescopes to observe planets, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and other deep sky objects. This is a 100% open air activity that will only take place where and when the weather conditions are optimum. Great contact with the nature guaranteed. There will be a talk on astronomy, on the telescope workings, and some basics to read the sky. Free buses from Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Puertorico, Mogan etc. For booking details please follow the link to astroGC website.
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“milky way” (47 reviews)
“light pollution” (33 reviews)
“warm clothes” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gran Canaria is one of the best place in the world to stargaze, you can't come to Gran Canaria and don't go to stargaze. AstroGC guys are so competent and you can see the passion they have for the stars. The activity is really well...More

Thank Federico D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter (9), son, (11) and I went on this trip last week. We are all novice starspotters (apart from in our garden) so were not sure what to expect or whether my children would actually sustain interest for the evening. I needn’t have worried...both...More

Thank JimSE22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

thank you so much for the amazing stargazing trip and all your effort, Gauthier and Carmelo are super nice persons. We have so much fun with them. The beautiful sunset scenery and unforgettable astronomy night... It is certainly worthwhile. The coolest thing in Gran Canaria!!...More

Thank Fenglei H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am late to write this review. They took very good care of us and the rest of the group. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable. If what they offer sounds at all interesting to you, yoiu should do it. The Canary Islands have low light pollution so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One hardly comes across an experience that leaves you lost in space, literally. We came across the information about AstroGC while preparing for our trip and including it in our itinerary was the best we ever did. A great learning about telescope, use and the...More

Thank preshi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip and workshop was excellent, Carmelo our instructor was friendly very knowledgeable and very helpful. Made the whole 5 hours fly by. Could have stayed up the mountains all night. Small group made it even better. All explanations and instructions very good. Will make...More

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect... this was a very organised and interactive star gazing experience. We were able to allocate planets,clusters of stars and much more with assistance from Jose and Gauthier. Shooting stars were a bonus all with a great sense of...More

Thank Angela V
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Highly recommended to everyone. It was a great experience, I felt like I am a part of something big, even being completely by myself on this tour. The Master of Stars was just super friendly, helpful and caring. Absolutely deserve its price. I would do...More

Thank Karina P
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We absolutely loved this trip from start to finish! In the early evening, Gauthier picked us up from the hotel in a minibus and drove us up into the mountains. Our group size for the evening was eight people (four couples), which was a great...More

Thank flamingice
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Huge thanks to Gauthier for such a magical evening.A wonderful, informative host and the highlight of our first visit to Gran Canaria. We will return and will certainly book to go again.

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fingermau5
1 April 2018|
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Response from Gauthier D | Property representative |
During mid May, astroGC workshop timing is very roughly 20:30 to 23:00. Due to earth position compared to the galactic plane, the milky way will NOT be visible. there are nice pictures to be taken anyway but not of the milky... More
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747dorothy
15 November 2017|
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Response from rosieno177 | Reviewed this property |
We were driven to the spot, no really uphill walking. We loved it, excellent excursion.
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Margaret W
29 November 2016|
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Response from Gauthier D | Property representative |
Dear Margaret, Prices are subject to modifications and this answer will remain forever so I prefer you check prices directly on astroGC website. Links of any kind are not permited in this answer but you will find a link... More
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