Volcano Teide Astronomical observation on Teide

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Duration approx.
00:50 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low
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 €30.00
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Description

Make your dream a reality and enjoy the Universe in a professional way in one of the best places in the world to do so: on Mount Teide.

Certified astronomical guides will wait for you to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you using professional telescopes, which will allow you to see up close and for your own eyes those fascinating celestial objects that you have longed to see for many years, under the pure and clear sky of the Teide National Park, where it is possible to observe 83 of the 88 officially recognised constellations and where, in the summertime, you can enjoy perfect visibility of the Milky Way.

A fascinating astronomical observation on Teide to enjoy the most starry side of Tenerife

Have you always wondered what star or celestial object is that shiny point, either big or small, that you can see in the sky?

Our Starlight guides will clear all your doubts as they will be there to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you.

Do you find it fascinating that ancient civilisations oriented themselves using the stars? Have you always wanted to be able to do it as well?

Our guides will show you how to guide yourself thanks to the sky. Furthermore, if Greek mythology and constellations have always been your passions, during the astronomical observation on Teide you will enjoy discerning the elements of Hellenic mythology, which are hidden behind the constellations and the relationship between them.

Use our state-of-the-art telescopes to discover planets, galaxies or clusters as you have always dreamt of doing, and stargaze in one of the three best places on Earth to do it.

Not only will you be able to use these machines to take a tour through the night’s most interesting celestial objects but also our monitors will provide you with relevant information about the objects that you will see through the lens.

Get closer to the stars with professional telescopes

Our astronomical observation on Teide, which includes professional telescopes, is held in the lay-by area next to the cable car base station.

We are sure that the astronomical instrumentation that you will have at your disposal, along with the quality and transparency of the sky over the Teide National Park in Tenerife, away from the light pollution produced by big cities, will give you a unique experience, which will feel as if you’re close to the stars.

Enjoy your astronomical observation also on full moon nights

It’s inevitable. The moon passes through different phases during its 29-day cycle, that is to say, lunation.

This is why, at least once a month, the potent glow of the Earth’s natural satellite will dim the faint light of the distant celestial bodies.

If you book our astronomical observation on Teide and enjoy it on the night of the full moon, you will take advantage of its radiant appearance and be delighted with its splendour: craters, mountain ranges and other lunar wonders.

You may ask, which ones? You can find the Montes Teneriffe, Mons Pico and the crater Piazzi Smyth on the moon.

If this is news to you, and you’re wondering why they have these names, write this question down so that you can ask our guides on the night of your astronomical observation on Mount Teide.

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Highlights...

  • Discover the Universe like never before using professional equipment
  • Let certified astronomical guides unravel the sky’s mysteries for you
  • Enjoy a unique experience among volcanoes and stars

What's included...

  • Professional observation of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • Starlight guides

What's not included...

  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

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If the weather conditions prevent or hinder proper visibility of the stars, our guides will use audiovisual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, the constellations and prominent objects that could have been seen otherwise.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESERVATION, EITHER PRINTED OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.

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If the weather conditions prevent or hinder proper visibility of the stars, our guides will use audiovisual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, the constellations and prominent objects that could have been seen otherwise.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESERVATION, EITHER PRINTED OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.

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If the weather conditions prevent or hinder proper visibility of the stars, our guides will use audiovisual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, the constellations and prominent objects that could have been seen otherwise.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESERVATION, EITHER PRINTED OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.

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The start time of the astronomical observation on Teide activity varies depending on the time of year, since it is adjusted to the sunset time.

Meeting time for the activity in Spanish and English:

OCTOBER 2017

From 11th to 24th at 9.30pm; except Fridays at 9.45pm

Wednesday 25th at 9.15pm

Friday 27th at 9.30pm

NOVEMBER 2017

From 1st to 11th at 7.30pm

From 12th to 30th at 7.15pm

DECEMBER 2017

From 1st to 21st at 7.15pm

From 16th to 31st at 7.30pm

Meeting time for the activity in German:

OCTOBER 2017

From 11th to 24th at 9.30pm; except Fridays at 9.45pm

Wednesday 25th at 9.15pm

Friday 27th at 9.30pm

NOVEMBER 2017

From 1st to 11th at 8.15pm

From 12th to 30th at 8.00pm

DECEMBER 2017

From 1st to 21st at 8.00pm

From 16th to 31st at 8.15pm

To make the most of your astronomical observation on Teide, please follow our recommendations:

  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
  • If you have health problems, consult with your doctor before undertaking this activity.
  • Take plenty of water on hikes.
  • Due to the elevated luminosity, wear sunglasses.  

Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in the astronomical observation activity.

All our guides are astronomical guides certified by the StarLight Foundation.

IT IS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A COPY OF THE BOOKING VOUCHER, EITHER PRINTED OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.

If the weather conditions prevent or hinder proper visibility of the stars on the day of your astronomical observation on Teide, our guides will use audiovisual equipment to give a virtual tour of the night sky, the constellations and prominent objects that could have been seen otherwise.

Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancellation.

In case of discount tickets for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.

Where to find us

Meeting point

Teide Cable Car base station, at km 43 of the TF-21 motorway.

Click on the following link to Google Street View to see the exact spot.

Coordinates: 28.254448, - 16.625747

Street: TF-I motorway, km 40.2 - Teide National Park

Postal code:  38300                Municipality: La Orotava

Teide Cable Car is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island of Tenerife.

 

If you are in the northern part of the island

  • Take the TF-21 motorway which connects La Orotava with El Portillo de la Villa and crosses the Teide National Park. The Cable Car is at km 43. (N28º 15' 17" W16º 37' 33")
  • Take the TF-23 motorway from Boca de Tauce to Chío, which connects with TF-21.

 

If you are in the southern part of the island:

  • Take the TF-21 motorway from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, the route of access for the tourist areas of Playa de Américas and Los Cristianos.

 

If you are close to Santa Cruz or La Laguna

  • Take the TF-24 motorway from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (La Esperanza Motorway), which connects with TF-21 that will take you to the base station of the cable car at km 43.

 

Distances

Mt. Teide is approximately an hour’s drive from any point on the island.

  • Santa Cruz: 64 km
  • La Laguna: 55 km
  • Puerto de la Cruz: 45 km
  • Los Gigantes: 52 km
  • Los Cristianos: 47 km

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Frequently asked questions

No. It will be conducted outdoors with portable telescopes and the Starlight guides.

Approximately 50 minutes.

In the activity in German the following telescopes are used: A Vixen VISAC Catadioptric, 200mm F1800 on a GPD2 with Synscan. A Vixen Neo Acro Refractor, 140mm F800 on a GPD2. A Vixen VMC Catadioptric, 260mm, F3000 on a NEQ6 Pro. Each one of these will point at a different celestial body.

No, pets are not allowed.

Since our astronomical observation finishes late and the Refuge closes at 10pm, it won’t be possible for you to spend a night in the highest refuge in Spain on the same day on which you enjoy this activity, because you won’t have enough time to reach the refuge before it closes.

If you wish to stay at the Parador hotel, there should be no problem. However, you will have to make a reservation at the hotel yourself.

No, it’s not necessary. You can download it and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

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Las Cañadas del Teide
11ºC

Humidity 41%

Updated on Wed 18 Oct 2017 23:58:00 UTC

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