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The astroGC workshop

At astroGC we want to share with you the wonderful spectacle of the Canarian sky. You will be picked up from YOUR HOTEL in south Gran Canaria, and driven to a region far away from the light pollution in the West Gran Canarian mountains.

The telescope

You will take part to an astronomy workshop, mounting one or various giant telescopes and watching the stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, clusters, etc.

At astroGC we only use extremely large telescopes of 16'' aperture for bright images. So far, this is unbeaten in Gran Canaria.

Galileo

There will be explanations on the workings of the telescopes and some of the fundamental workings of the Universe. You will be taught the basics of how to read the sky. If you wish, you will be able to use the telescope yourself as there is a maximum of 8 guests for every telescope.

Andromeda galaxy

Just let us know your availability and we will contact you regarding the best opportunity. We will confirm the trip at midday with the latest weather prediction, you only pay if you stargaze!

 

Welcome

Telescope and milkyway

My name is Gauthier, I am the owner and astronomer at astroGC. Carmelo, José and myself we would be happy to share with you our passion for astronomy we had since childhood.

Gauthier


The best for you

  • Lights
  • Credit: NASA

Your trip will take place when and where conditions are optimum as we monitor the weather constantly. You will be taken to the darkest area of the island when and where the sky is clear, adapting the observing point to the wind and clouds.

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Service

buses

For your comfort, pickup is done using a small van or minibus.

Group size: maximum of 8 people for every large telescope.

English and Spanish are spoken.

 

Timing

Pickup is approximately 90 mins before sunset. The total duration is about 5 hours. Click Here for a more detailed timing

Program

The program of observation depends on the position of the earth, the moon and planets. Click Here to see the program

Pricing

Euro

1 pers: 45 €

2 pers: 70 € (35 €/pers)

+2 pers: 30 €/pers

Children under 12 have 5 € discount

transport

Prices include transport FROM ANY HOTEL OR RESIDENCE in south Gran Canaria.

igic

This prices also include the IGIC local tax equivalent to VAT. NO hidden fees, nothing more to pay.

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The booking process is free. You pay at the end of the workshop if everything went good.