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What's Up Observatory

Closes in 3 min: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Great guy! Great fun!

Ethan is a great guy and very knowledgeable. We spent the late evening with him as he pointed out... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
San Francisco, California
via mobile
Interesting and fun

The activity take place in a nice location few kilometers into the desert, the instructor has a lot... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Adam M
Uccle, Belgium
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You don't need a pith helmet or a visit to a safari outfitter to join one of our star safaris (warm clothes though are a good idea). Together we travel millions of light years through the Milky Way and beyond.Our regular Stargazing program is about...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Near Be'er Ora, Eilat, Israel
+972 54-481-9973
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Our astronomer was a fantastic teacher, but the location was not quite dark enough and the telescope was not 100%. %.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Deborah B
Reviewed June 3, 2019

We saw Jupiter and its moons, Saturn and learned a lot, including how to identify an array of constellations. A great experience for this city-living space geek, who doesn’t get to see the stars as often as I like. Only a half-hour outside of Eilat,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Ethan is a great guy and very knowledgeable. We spent the late evening with him as he pointed out constellations, planets, moons, and other interesting objects. He has a great telescope and does an awesome job navigating the night sky.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tomj477
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The activity take place in a nice location few kilometers into the desert, the instructor has a lot of knowledge and he can express him very well. We came with a 4 years old kid, and even him enjoyed very much! We would defenatly recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adam M
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Met Ethan 20 minutes outside Eilat - just our family of 3. The Moon was half up so we didn't see the Milky Way BUT we did see the surface of the Moon, Jupiter and its 5 moons, saturn, venus, mars and binary stars with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank edwina a
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A great option for a night tour in Eilat. Ethan is extremely knowledgeable about our solar system and presents the information in a really interesting and fun way. We got to see Jupiter and Venus in addition to a bunch of other stars and constellations....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is a must do activity in Eilat. Eitan is not just knowledgeable but is passionate about what he does! My 13 and 19 year old loved it as did the 4 year old of another family that joined us. There is a reason for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MikeTheTourGuide
Reviewed December 31, 2017

With little light pollution, you can see the night sky clearly near Eilat. Ethan gives an excellent explanation and with his telescope...see amazing sites in the night sky. Good for families and kids of all ages!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gil M
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and intellectually stimulative experience. Great concept to familiarize to wonders of starry sky. I warmly recommend! Upea kokemus tutustua keskellä aavikkoa tähtitaivaan ihmeisiinn. Ethan osaa tehdä kokemuksesta elävän ja älyllisesti kiehtovan ☺ Suosittelen! 👍

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MarcoR5693
Reviewed December 9, 2017

What a superb idea what Ethan did with this program. I found the "What's up observatory" accidentally on the internet, and it was a perfect closing night of our trip in Eilat. Even that night only me and my girlfriend checked in for the program,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tamás G
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December 20, 2018|
Response from Shlomiesdad | Property representative |
Sorry, I just discovered this feature, Our rates for the past 15 years are still NIS 100 per Adult and NIS 50 Per child 6-16 Children under 6 are free and we do our best to include them as well.
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling him at +972 54-481-9973 and if you do not reach him, leve a message with your phone number.
Suzanne K
July 3, 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
You need to meet him in the desert. I would think you could make arrangements with a local taxi to bring you out.