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“Great experience”
Review of AstroGC

Ranked #1 of 50 Tours in Maspalomas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It has been a great experience understand wonderful skies in the middle of the mountain.
You have to try it

Thank molinaccio
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening stargazing with carmelo and the team. They picked us up from the hotel and took us to a quaint bar for a quick (complementary!!!) drink then up to the mountains to start our star gazing. Our hosts were extremely
knowledgable and friendly and adapted the evening to the weather. Fortunately, it was a clear night so we managed to see lots of planets and stars. We had a great evening and would definitely recommend it to others. They also took a photo which includes a view of the stars which they email to you a few days afterwards. A great souvenir of the occasion. Thanks for such a wonderful evening!!!

Thank Kirsty L
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I went during a week stay in Maspalomas. It was a wonderful way to spend an evening. Carmelo and José were very friendly and informed, and looking at the celestial objects was beautiful and humbling. Coming for light-polluted London, it was a real pleasure.

You get picked up at your hotel, taken for a complementary drink, for a stop at a stunning mirador at sunset, and finally to a place for stargazing. The order of the evening depends on the location of the earth, but we looked at: Jupiter, the moon, Saturn, the Hercules star cluster, the ring nebula, a pair of binary stars in the Swan constellation, the Lagoon nebula, and Mars. Lots to see for a very reasonable price!

I would highly recommend this to anyone coming to Gran Canaria, I think it is a fantastic way to spend an evening.

Thank HFMerritt
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

I really enjoyed my night with Gaulthier, Carmello and the group. Living in a cloudy country, I seldom look at the stars much. But with a clear Canarian sky full of stars to see, it was a beautiful night. They have great gear, astronomical skills, and language skills, and even a beautiful location in the mountains to watch the sun go down. We saw planets, nebulae and galaxies like I've never seen before. Highly recommended!

Thank Mad-and-Irish
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Gauthier and his team are very professional but also friendly and very well informed.
Although it is a nighttime activity it is suited for all ages and background.
The trip is very well planned (as it is always dependent on the weather) and well equipped (multiple telescopes and lenses, but also warm clothing and different gear for the participants).
The experience was both fun and scientific, was filled with small perks ( no extra costs, however we will not ruin the surprise for future participants).
Highly recommended as it completes the Gran Canaria experience.

Thank taniav981
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