We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: near Beer Ora, Eilat, Israel
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +972 54-481-9973
Website
Today
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description:

You don't need a pith helmet or a visit to a safari outfitter to join one...

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 an hour and a half long and introduces you to many of the wonders of the ever changing sky. We identify some constellations and asterisms, keeping everyone on the same object by pointing with our special green laser that appears to actually touch the stars. Through the eyepiece of of our computerized telescope and hand held binoculars, we visit the nearby objects of our solar system, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter and maybe even Mars and Venus and Uranus, all depending on the changes of the night sky from season to season, day to day and hour to hour.We continue out to DSOs, (Deep Sky Objects) experiencing the beauty of open clusters, the colors and folds of nebulae and the magnificence of inter galactic traveling globular clusters. Discover multi colored stars in the sky and learn about their ages and development. If we are lucky we will be able to spot a few Galaxies.

"מה למעלה" מצפה הכוכבים של אילת והערבה, היא כיתה מתחת כיפת השמים שבסיסה באילת שבו אתה יכול לבוא ללילה מהנה וחינוכי של צפייה בכוכבים מונחה על ידי מחנך אסטרונומיה, איתן שוורץ. "מה למעלה" היא אטרקציה ניידת כדי שנוכל גם בקלות להביא המצפה שלנו אליך. אתה עשוי להיות מופתע עד כמה אנחנו יכולים להראות לך בשמי הלילה של אזורים עירוניים למרות ששום דבר לא יכול להשתוות לפאר של השמים החשוכים של המדבר. בנוסף, בעזרת המדריך המוסמך קולין פורטרת אפשר להכין מדורות וטיולים רגלים.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fun and interesting, better than anything else you can do

Eitan is a great teacher who not only showed us maginificent skies but also managed to explain such concepts as black holes and relativity with a sense of humour. This helped to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
alantan
,
London
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 47: English reviews
London
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Eitan is a great teacher who not only showed us maginificent skies but also managed to explain such concepts as black holes and relativity with a sense of humour. This helped to keep us wide awake and involved even though we had arrived exhausted after an action filled day. Eitan has picked an ideal spot north of Eilat, largely free... More 

Helpful?
Thank alantan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable late evening in the desert near Eilat, observing the night sky and learning about astronomy from Eitan. The sky was clear and the setting was perfect. Thank you!

Helpful?
Thank TheTravelerPGH
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

On a recent trip to Eilat I spent two evenings stargazing with Ethan of Whats Up Observatory. Ethan picked me up after dinner for the short drive into the desert north of Eilat. In addition to constellations, we viewed the planet Jupiter one evening and could clearly see four of its moons. I was also lucky enough to see the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Namsuah
Olney, Maryland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

What an unexpected treat. We did not even know this company existed. We found it by chance on Trip Advisor. Eilat is an ideal place to explore the heavens because of so little light pollution. Etan was very accommodating and tailored his lecture to our current level of knowledge on the subject and our questions. We will definitely do this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shmuel B
West Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
180 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Just a few miles outside of Eilat, Eitan sets up his telescope in a dark area. Eitan has been exploring the night sky for many years and has a particularly good and interesting way of describing the night sky. The session lasted about 2 hours, including hot Bedouin tea and bread. It's not a formal, technical session - it's really... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bert S
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Eitan is extremely knowledgable, and his guided tour of the night sky (using his mighty telescope) is intriguing, funny and no doubt worthwhile. If you want to learn a lot, be entertained, and enjoy a quiet evening in the middle of the desert, away from the bright lights of Eilat, I highly recommend giving Ethan a call. He is highly... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shir K
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
203 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The staff here is great and it is an awesome touristic activity that you can do at night if you're here with family!

Helpful?
Thank apcf7
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

A very interesting trip. Eitan knows his stuff and explained it in an easy and fun way. A natural born educator It was a full moon and, though cloudy at times, Eitan was able to show us many stars and clusters. Time went too quickly.

Helpful?
Thank davesag
Lod, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

For anyone who likes astronomy, this is the thing for you, we saw Andromeda, star clusters, binary star systems and Saturn!

Helpful?
1 Thank alpriven
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Eitan was the loveliest, the sweetest. This is a really nice thing to do at night. Feels like you're on a field trip with your favorite science teacher. Very sweet and intimate experience. He is great with kids.

Helpful?
2 Thank HipsterTripster128

Travelers who viewed What's Up Observatory also viewed

Eilat, Southern District
Eilat, Southern District
 
Eilat, Southern District
 

Been to What's Up Observatory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of What's Up Observatory and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from What's Up Observatory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?