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ASTRONOMY & NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Escape to paradise and experience a different type of holiday.  Learn astronomy and night photography under awesome island skies, surrounded by ancient volcanoes, stunning beaches and rugged coastline. Explore the nature of our universe by night and discover the beauty of the island by day. 

Workshops are a combination of astronomy theory and night sky observations. We offer a variety of topics from exploring our solar system, studies of the Moon, to astro metrical studies of asteroids and night photography. Our team of astronomers and photographers are professionals and very passionate. Night sky observations include telescope, binoculars and laser pointer.

Make it an inspirational holiday experience!

 Astrophotography: Messier 42 (The Orion Nebula) taken by Astronomer Enrique de Ferra

Astrophotography: Messier 42 (The Orion Nebula) taken by Astronomer Enrique de Ferra

 Night Photography: Light Painting Workshop by Simon Waldram

Night Photography: Light Painting Workshop by Simon Waldram

 Stargazing observation in dark sky zone at Los Molinos

Stargazing observation in dark sky zone at Los Molinos

Suggested topics of study

Introductory subjects:

  • Basic Astronomy with naked eyes: orientation, recognising constellations, mythology in the night sky, famous stars.
  • The Solar System, our neighbourhood: a star called the Sun, rocky planets and giant gas planets, asteroids, comets, shooting stars, exploration of the Solar System.
  • The Deep Sky: distances in the Universe, stars, nebulae, clusters, galaxies.
  • Using Binoculars and Telescopes; coordinates, maps, software, finding objects.

Advanced subjects:

  • Astrophysics Survey: how the stars work, spectral types, evolution of the stars, novae and supernovae, black holes.
  • Frontiers of the Astronomy: Cosmology, the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy.
  • Making Science with asteroids and binary stars: theory, observation and orbital measures.
  • Characterising the sky quality: studying light pollution, measuring darkness, producing scientific data.

Other topics are available upon request

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OTHER ACTIVITIES CAN BE ARRANGED 

  • Volcano and nature walks
  • Water sports
  • Yoga/pilates
  • Bird watching
  • Biking
  • Lobos boat trip
  • Museums
  • Gastronomy & wine tasting
  • Water Park
  • Quad or buggy tour
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COURSE ONLY

3-day or 5-day course:

  • Each day consists of 1.5hours of theory, an evening meal, followed by an observation, with telescope and Lazer pointer of 2hours
  • You can choose specific subjects to study, including night photography

3-day course PRICE is 442€

5-day course PRICE is 725€

Included in price: (all astronomers and photographers are professionals) 

  • All theory classes
  • An evening meal, including all drinks
  • All required transport
  • The course is available in Spanish, English, and Italian. 
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COURSE, INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT TRANSFERS

This offer includes: airport transfers; 5 or 7 nights’ accommodation; breakfast; evening meal (on course nights only) 3-day or 5-day course and all transport (related to course). Other activities can be arranged at an extra cost.

5-night stay, 3-day course PRICE from 633€ 

7-night stay, 5-day course PRICE from 983€

(price varies depending on season and type of accommodation)