Observatorio Astronómico de Temisas

Observatorio Astronómico de Temisas, Aguimes: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Observatorio Astronómico de Temisas Reviews: 4.5/5

Observatorio Astronómico de Temisas

Observatorio Astronómico de Temisas
4.5
Observatories & Planetariums
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The Canaries are one of the three best locations in the World for stargazing. This observatory is just 35 minutes from Maspalomas, and offers a family-friendly 2 hour tour , including an introduction to astronomy and telescopes, a laser-guided observation of Southern constellations, and actual observation of planets, nebulae and star clusters with the main instruments at our dome.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jaana
Colombo, Sri Lanka5 contributions
Fascinating evening with thousands of stars
Feb 2020 • Solo
We booked a group showing here for 28 people in English, and everything went fabulously! In the beginning there is short and well planned lecture of astronomy. Then you head outdoors to admire the skies with your bare eyes - there is lot of them! In the end you go to the actual telescope to take a closer look to our vast universum - it looks great! Our star guide was magnificent and a great performer, he really had our attention the whole time!
Written February 24, 2020
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SussexChap1
West Sussex, UK144 contributions
Fascinating Evening
Feb 2020
We booked on line to attend the "English evening" on a Monday night.
This was a short presentation followed by a period of outdoor stargazing and some time looking through the telescope. The whole evening was fascinating and we learned a lot from the guide who was knowledgeable and spoke excellent English.
Thoroughly recommend this - allow a couple of hours at the venue and warp up warm - it gets cold at night.
When you book it says you can park at the top of the track by the gates - everyone tries to do this and there is not that much room so trying to turn around is tricky - better to leave your car lower down the track and allow 10 minutes or so to walk up. You will need stout shoes and a good torch but it is the preferable option.
Written February 18, 2020
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Kyle and Ven
Riga, Latvia199 contributions
5 stars, or a galaxy ;)
Dec 2019 • Family
We took our two young daughters here and it was great! David is a great host, informative, funny and loves what he does. All the people who do these nights are volunteers and all of the funds go to equipment and other things for this education center. I was able to see a star cluster and a nebula! It was so cool. Definitely recommend.
Written December 30, 2019
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everlw
Shanghai, China6 contributions
Unforgettable experience
Dec 2019 • Family
The activity was very well organized and informative far exceeding our expectations. We were also very lucky as the weather was very good which meant we got opportunities to watch many stars. It ran almost about 2-3 hours.
Written December 27, 2019
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Chris H
London, UK26 contributions
Wonderful (if chilly) evening...
Oct 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful night star gazing at this observatory. Our guide for the evening was very knowledgeable, super friendly and made for a really fun evening
Written November 3, 2019
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LAW7710
London, UK30 contributions
Bad administration and organisation
Oct 2019
My experience of Observatory is that I booked, using the proper process, one month before my visit. The instruction I was sent by email told me the tour would commence 22:00 and I should arrive 5 minutes before the start. When I arrived at 21:50 for my tour I was told that the tour had already started at 20:00 and was now almost completed. There was no apology at the time - there was just a man shouting this message at me and my 70-year-old father through the locked gate in the dark. I complained later by email and Alicia did then apologise by email and acknowledge that she made a mistake.
Written October 28, 2019
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FrequentFlier631399
Basingstoke, UK6 contributions
What an experience and worth the trip
Sep 2019 • Couples
David was an absolutely brilliant host, extremely informative and he showed a genuine passion for the subject of astronomy. He took his time to explain the basics of this interesting subject and spent time pointing out different areas of interest. Then we went on the the practical side of the session, where we star gazed through binoculars and learnt how to find key points before heading off to the dome and to observe Jupiter, Saturn and her rings as well as the moon through their telescope. It is well worth the trip and one of the best places on Earth to observe our beautiful night sky.
Written September 9, 2019
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samantha00
kent34 contributions
Beware!
Aug 2019
Booked weeks in advance (we always go to an observatory when we are on holiday) and hired a car as it's at the top of a mountain and no bus to get there. We received an email on the day of the trip, at 5 pm to inform us that there is going to be "sustained winds over 60 km/h according to the forecast" We checked on the Beaufont scale to see what that meant and it said "gales". The email said because of the weather the dome part of the programme may have to be cancelled. My husband and I talked things through and whether it was worth the risk driving up a mountain with hairpin bends (which someone on here wrote), and trying to drive in gale force winds in the dark with my children in the back, and for the possibility the dome part (Which is the part we enjoy the most) being cancelled. The answer was "No, it wasn't worth the risk!". We were all so upset as we were looking forward to the trip. I emailed them to let them know we had to cancel because of the weather and the safety of our children and was taken back with the observatories reply!. There would be no refund or partial refund because according to them we just wanted to "stay in the comfort of our hotel"!! rather than drive up a hairpin mountain road in a gale, and in the dark! Yes, that's why we booked the trip weeks ago and hired a car just for this trip! Disgusting way to treat your paying guests!! (We lost 112 euros)
Written August 24, 2019
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We have welcomed 4.400 visitors only during last year, and consider ourselves professionals on this matter. If your safety were not assured, we would have cancelled the session and refunded all money automatically. We just asked visitors, including yourselves, to wear warm clothing as high winds were a possibility that night. In that case, one of the three parts of the experience (the observation from the dome) could have been replaced with another kind of observation or an alternative content, as stated in our terms of service. That's the only fact. In our opinion, the rest is just a dramatic interpretation of this fact. You were informed on the forecast, the alternatives, our cancellations terms, and a special compensation including free seats for another session. But you decided to reject all this while demanding a refund just two hours before the session. We found that unfair. We are sorry but we run out of options. As a matter of fact, that night 's session was held with no change at the end. It was windy but families were prepared, so our session went alright as usual.
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David H
Lyon, France4 contributions
Educational and magical
Aug 2019 • Family
Strongly recommend this excursion. From booking through to visit itself everything was very professional, they really take care of you. The visit starts with a presentation from the excellent guide (David) Then we got the opportunity to look at the stars with binoculars and the telescope (despite the strong wind). Great explanations and every question answered. And the Milky Way, just magical.
Written August 7, 2019
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carolin12345
6 contributions
Great experience
Jul 2019 • Family
Exceeded our expectations, the guide was fantastic. It was an amazing atmosphere up there :-) , the children thought it was really interesting too ( 12/14 ) . I would say not suitable for much younger kids unless they are really into astronomy.
Written July 27, 2019
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