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Observatorio Astronomico de Temisas

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What an experience and worth the trip

David was an absolutely brilliant host, extremely informative and he showed a genuine passion for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FrequentFlier631399
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Educational and magical

Strongly recommend this excursion. From booking through to visit itself everything was very... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
david h
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Lyon, France
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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GC-550, km 6.5, 35280, Aguimes, Gran Canaria, Spain
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+34 619 57 86 63
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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astrotemisas, Guest Relations Manager at Observatorio Astronomico de Temisas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

I went to the observatory with three «kids», aged 27, 14 and 12. We live in Arguineguin, so the drive up there was about 1 hrs, maybe a little more. The car GPS were set on coordinates given in email from the observatory, and took...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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astrotemisas, Guest Relations Manager at Observatorio Astronomico de Temisas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, please accept our apologies for the unusually large group. We welcome a maximum of 15 people on our English tours. However, due to a technical problem with the booking system, the website accepted 20 people that night. That problem was immediately solved once...More

Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

We are a family with older inquisitive teenages. This was perfect. Everything was very clearly explained by the host David. There was a partial moon eclipse and after a short classroom session David used a laser to point out different objects on the sky etc....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Informative and friendly session, very good views of Saturn, Moon and Jupiter but lacking any experience of clusters of galactics via telescope despite requests, denied due to "lack of time" hence 4 stars. Beware, to experience good visibility of stars, new moon is required so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Extremely interesting talk by David our guide. Thought would be an ok visit (went to support my hubby but was really impressed with facts of of our universe. Only advise to give visitors is to wrap up warm as it does get very cold. Layers...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

You can meet up with no previous knowledge, they start from scratch and quickly bring you up to speed within half an hour introduction. Then outside, learning while showing in the night sky with laser pointer. Finally the looking through the telescope (?) on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

A must see for everyone, not only stargazing aficionados! Our host - David - was not only knowledgeable but also able to pass knowledge in an easily digestible and funny way. There are 3 parts of the presentations: 1) slideshow about the cosmos, stars and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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louladou
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Response from jiitee1978 | Reviewed this property |
Dont know about transfer, we have rental car when visited. Telescope is about kinda small size. Well it cost about 25k euro but even many hobbyist have bigger telescopes in their backyard. Quality of that telescope is quite... More
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