Volcano Teide Astronomical observation on Teide

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00:50 Hrs Approx.

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Astronomical observation on Teide

Languages
ES · EN · DE

Duration approx.
00:50 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low
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Description

Make your dream a reality and enjoy the Universe in a professional way in one of the best places in the world to do so: on Mount Teide.

Certified astronomical guides will wait for you to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you using professional telescopes, which will allow you to see up close and for your own eyes those fascinating celestial objects that you have longed to see for many years, under the pure and clear sky of the Teide National Park, where it is possible to observe 83 of the 88 officially recognised constellations and where, in the summertime, you can enjoy perfect visibility of the Milky Way.

A fascinating astronomical observation on Teide to enjoy the most starry side of Tenerife

Have you always wondered what star or celestial object is that shiny point, either big or small, that you can see in the sky?

Our Starlight guides will clear all your doubts as they will be there to unravel the mysteries of the Universe for you.

Do you find it fascinating that ancient civilisations oriented themselves using the stars? Have you always wanted to be able to do it as well?

Our guides will show you how to guide yourself thanks to the sky. Furthermore, if Greek mythology and constellations have always been your passions, during the astronomical observation on Teide you will enjoy discerning the elements of Hellenic mythology, which are hidden behind the constellations and the relationship between them.

Use our state-of-the-art telescopes to discover planets, galaxies or clusters as you have always dreamt of doing, and stargaze in one of the three best places on Earth to do it.

Not only will you be able to use these machines to take a tour through the night’s most interesting celestial objects but also our monitors will provide you with relevant information about the objects that you will see through the lens.

Get closer to the stars with professional telescopes

Our astronomical observation on Teide, which includes professional telescopes, is held in the car park next to the Cable Car base station.

We are sure that the astronomical instrumentation that you will have at your disposal, along with the quality and transparency of the sky over the Teide National Park in Tenerife, away from the light pollution produced by big cities, will give you a unique experience, which will feel as if you’re close to the stars.

Enjoy your astronomical observation also on full moon nights

It’s inevitable. The moon passes through different phases during its 29-day cycle, that is to say, lunation.

This is why, at least once a month, the potent glow of the Earth’s natural satellite will dim the faint light of the distant celestial bodies.

If you book our astronomical observation on Teide and enjoy it on the night of the full moon, you will take advantage of its radiant appearance and be delighted with its splendour: craters, mountain ranges and other lunar wonders.

You may ask, which ones? You can find the Montes Teneriffe, Mons Pico and the crater Piazzi Smyth on the moon.

If this is news to you, and you’re wondering why they have these names, write this question down so that you can ask our guides on the night of your astronomical observation on Mount Teide.

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Highlights...

  • Discover the Universe like never before using professional equipment
  • Let certified astronomical guides unravel the sky’s mysteries for you
  • Enjoy a unique experience among volcanoes and stars
  • Our astronomical observation on Teide is held in the car park next to the Cable Car base station.

What's included...

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • Spanish, English or German-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included...

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than Spanish, English or German

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What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • A German-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than German

What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • An English-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than English

What's included

  • Professional observations of the Universe
  • Long range telescopes
  • A Spanish-speaking Starlight guide

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Starlight guide in other language than Spanish

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The start time of the astronomical observation on Teide activity varies depending on the time of year, since it is adjusted to the sunset time. It is necessary to arrive 20 minutes before the indicated meeting time.

Meeting time for the activity:

JANUARY 2019

7.30pm from 1st to 12th

7.10pm from 13th to 31st

FEBRUARY 2019

7.10pm from 1st to 19th

8.15pm from 20th to 28th

MARCH 2019

8.15pm from 1st to 16th

8.15pm from 17th to 30th

9.15pm on 31st

APRIL 2019

9.30pm from 1st to 30th

MAY 2019

9.45pm from 1st to 8th

10.00pm from 9th to 31st

JUNE 2019

10.00pm from 1st to 30th

10.45pm Every Friday

JULY 2019

10.00pm from 1st to 31st

10.45pm Every Friday

AUGUST 2019

10.00pm from 1st to 4th

9.45pm from 5th to 18th

9.30pm from 19th to 31st

10.30pm Every Friday

SEPTEMBER 2019

9.15pm from 1st to 15th

9.00pm from 16th to 30th

10.15pm Every Friday

OCTOBER 2019

8.45pm from 1st to 6th

8.30pm from 7th to 26th

7.15pm from 27th to 31st

9.30pm Every Friday

NOVEMBER 2019

7.15pm from 1st to 17th

7.00pm from 18th to 30th

DECEMBER 2019

7.00pm from 1st to 15th

7.15pm from 16th to 31st

Please, wait for a member of the Volcano Teide team to welcome you at the closed access gate.

To make the most of your astronomical observation on Teide, please follow our recommendations:

  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing and proper footwear.
  • If you have health problems, consult with your doctor before undertaking this activity.
  • Take plenty of water on hikes.
  • Due to the elevated luminosity, wear sunglasses.  

Children under 8 are not allowed to participate in the astronomical observation activity.

All our guides are astronomical guides certified by the StarLight Foundation.

IT IS NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A COPY OF THE BOOKING VOUCHER, EITHER PRINTED OR ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.

With regard to astronomical observation, in the event that weather conditions impede stargazing, the amount paid for the activity shall be reimbursed. 

Reservations may be cancelled or the date may be changed free of charge until 3pm on the day prior to the activity. Same day or later changes/cancellations incur a charge of €6 per person. 

Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Any change of date or cancellation must be made within a period of no more than 30 days from the date of the initial booking. Up to 3 date changes are permitted.

Check our Terms and conditions for information on other reasons for cancellation.

In case of discount tickets for children or local residents, a supporting document is required to prove entitlement to discount.

Where to find us

Meeting point

Teide Cable Car base station, at km 43 of the TF-21 motorway. Please, wait for a member of the Volcano Teide team to welcome you at the closed access gate.

Click on the following link to Google Street View to see the exact spot.

Coordinates: 28.254448, - 16.625747

Street: TF-21 motorway, km 43 - Teide National Park

Postal code:  38300                Municipality: La Orotava

Teide Cable Car is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island of Tenerife.

 

If you are in the northern part of the island

  • Take the TF-21 motorway which connects La Orotava with El Portillo de la Villa and crosses the Teide National Park. The Cable Car is at km 43. (N28º 15' 17" W16º 37' 33")
  • Take the TF-23 motorway from Boca de Tauce to Chío, which connects with TF-21.

 

If you are in the southern part of the island:

  • Take the TF-21 motorway from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, the route of access for the tourist areas of Playa de Américas and Los Cristianos.

 

If you are close to Santa Cruz or La Laguna

  • Take the TF-24 motorway from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (La Esperanza Motorway), which connects with TF-21 that will take you to the base station of the cable car at km 43.

 

Distances

Mt. Teide is approximately an hour’s drive from any point on the island.

  • Santa Cruz: 64 km
  • La Laguna: 55 km
  • Puerto de la Cruz: 45 km
  • Los Gigantes: 52 km
  • Los Cristianos: 47 km

Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Check out our weekly calendar of activities and excursions on Mt Teide which we have prepared so that you can view at a glance all the information you need about our activities.

No. It will be conducted outdoors with portable telescopes and the Starlight guides.

Approximately 50 minutes.

  • 3 cpc 9.25 Celestron (Cassy, Smithy and Cely)
  • 1 Dobson Sky Watcher, 30 cm, Newtonian reflector.

No, pets are not allowed.

Since our astronomical observation finishes late and the Refuge closes at 10pm, it won’t be possible for you to spend a night in the highest refuge in Spain on the same day on which you enjoy this activity, because you won’t have enough time to reach the refuge before it closes.

If you wish to stay at the Parador hotel, there should be no problem. However, you will have to make a reservation at the hotel yourself.

No, it’s not necessary. You can download it and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

Reviews

2019/09/01

Excellent and impressive

2019/08/27

The nigh time starts/planets observation experience was amazing! The presenter was very proficient in the topics and entertaining. There are a few minor things that could be improved like better organization of all the different groups at the same time being there (at some point we didn't know whats was going on with all the commotion).

2019/08/14

Fantastic experience, beautiful sky and an educating guide, makes this an experience we never forget. Dont forget to put on warm clothes, outside on the mountain there is a chilly wind!

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And if you add a visit of the Teide Observatory?

Then we recommend the Astronomic Tour, the 2-in-1 Teide excursion especially for astronomy enthusiasts.

Visit the world's largest solar observatory during the evening, undertake an astronomical observation at the Teleférico base station at an altitiude of 2,356 m, with high-powered telescopes.

An activity restricted to small groups: avoid the overcrowding found on the routine excursions.

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