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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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+34 619 24 08 06
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip, well organised, very informative and fun. Trip tailored to audience which kept everyone engaged. Spectacular views both skywards and down the valley.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chuckerbug
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Wow! One of the highlights of our trip, Jose was even able to pick us up from El Burrero near the airport and was super friendly and informative along the whole journey. We stopped off to meet the other half of the group and enjoy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank funprovider
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We booked last-minute (about half an hour before pick up time!) and were in a group of 8. Our guide, Jose, took us first to a restaurant in the Mogan valley for a drink (included) before driving up the mountain to a beautiful view point....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We booked with Gauthier short notice - got the tip from another tour guide. Our guide (Jose) was very knowledgeable and friendly. We did not have perfect viewing conditions (calima wind and half moon) - but it was still an amazing experience. My wife and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

100 % satisfaction, will do it again :) next time if I come back to island. The organizer highly involved and passionate about stargazing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dariusz D
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

A unique experience in and of itself. The team at GC make it extra special and encourage you to engague with the telescopes and figure things out ( they are always there of course should you need help). Saw Jupiter ,Saturn and Venus in a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Prashan93
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The Astro GC program was one of our best experiences in GC, highly recommended to anyone at any age. Very professional staff, well prepared, never-boring program, calm and entertaining driver and guide, lot of new advantures. Stargazing at night in the moutains, with hot tea...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Well what a great time , Great information,knowledgeable and very well presented Would really recommend going on this . Even the drive up there is good .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CornwallUk
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Communication before the trip was very good. Pick up on time and greeting from the team was welcoming. Comfortable journey up to the observation point on the winding and steep roads. Excellent briefing and learning session. Even though there was a little Sahara dust in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank richardbJ7228LV
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We took our 8 and 10 year old children on an evening startgazing in the mountains a bit risky as this could have gone wrong in so many ways with unpredictable kids but they loved it and so did we! We can't even call ourselves...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Geoffrey T
9 December 2018|
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Response from Gauthier D | Property representative |
Dear Geoffrey, It happens the maximum magnification is about X200 due to the atmosphere disturbances. Not to the telescope. Our fast F/4.5 telescopes have a theoretically maximum magnification a bit higher than 200 times... More
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Deirdre B
2 November 2018|
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Response from chuckerbug | Reviewed this property |
We took our 8 year old daughter and she really enjoyed it. The journey was about an hour from Maspalomas stopping at a restaurant (drink and toilet stop) before the drive up to the viewing point.
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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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