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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
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 619 24 08 06
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I am an amateur astronomer myself and joined Gautier's stargazing trip one night. He is very well equipped (as I recall, we used a 40cm Newtonian!) and the dark, calm sky of the Canaries is perfect for both deep sky and planets. Before the actual...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the highlight of our short trip to GC. Gauthier and Jose took us on an incredible journey - gazing at the most beautiful constellations, galaxies,planets and the moon. Gauthier is very knowledgeable and passionate about astrology and shares this over the evening -...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The AstroGC team (Jose & Carmelo) were very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They picked us up from where we were staying (Pasito Blanco) and drove us to the observation point at 1000m elevation. The conditions were good and we enjoyed a very educational yet entertaining...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most amazing things I've ever done on holidays! BIG THANK YOU to Gauthier for this experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing trip had by all. Very knowledgeable and trustworthy tour guide, safe driver and great excursion. Getting to the locations in the minibus for viewing the stars was very bumpy and so would recommenced antisickness tablets if you suffer with car sickness. Gauthier is...More

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a wonderful and beautiful experience viewing the night sky. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend to anybody thinking of booking a stargazing tour in Gran Canaria.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Gauthier and José from astroGC!! I had one if the most special day of my life because of this special experience! The Tour was perfect planned. Pick up, drinks and stop during the drive up to the mountains to even make pictures from...More

Thank Ghizlane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience with Gauthier and Jose in the hills of Gran Canaria . Well communicated , picked up and dropped off on time . Nicely presented and good explanations of what were seeing . Lovely views of the Milky Way , Veil nebula , ring...More

Thank paulaM7826AF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful trip. Communications are exemplary, from initial booking, to confirmation of trip on the day itself, and a post-trip email. Cloud cover threatened our excursion, but our guide, Gauthier, took us on a search for clear skies, expertly navigating the winding mountain roads, stopping off...More

Thank GrahamR582
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner Chris and I went on this heavenly excursion on the evening of Monday 15th October, 2018. Our guides/experts were Carmelo and José and they were remarkably polite, patient, kind and knowledgable throughout the journey up into the hills and during the workshop itself....More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening star gazing with our two guides and 14 other guests. Picked up at our Hotel and driven to the top of the mountain which was an amazing windy journey with breathtaking scenery. Interesting talk and then we were shown around the night sky...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.
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
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.