Astronomical observation on Teide
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.
- 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
- Professional observations of the Universe
- Long range telescopes
- Starlight guides
- Food and drinks
In case of discount tickets for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.
Changes and cancellations:
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.
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.
11.15pm from 3rd to 25th
11.00pm from 26th to 31st
11.00pm from 1st to 15th
10.45pm from 16th to 29th
10.30pm from 30st to 31st
10.00pm Friday 29th
10.15pm Fridays 15th and 22nd
10.30pm Fridays 1st and
8th, Wednesday 27th
9.45pm Wednesdays 13th and 20th
10.15pm Mondays 4th and 11th, Wednesday 6th
9.00pm Wednesday 25th
9.45pm Fridays 13th and 20th
10.00pm Friday 6th
9.15pm Wednesdays 11th and 18th
9.30pm Wednesday 4th and Friday 27th
8.00pm from 1st to 12th
7.45pm from 13th to 30th
7.45pm from 1st to 21st
8.00pm from 22nd to 31st
Prepare for your visit:
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.
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