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AstroGC

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About AstroGC
Astronomy workshops in South West mountains of Gran Canaria. Guests and guides will mount and use huge 16'' telescopes to observe planets, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and other deep sky objects. This is a 100% open air activity that will only take place where and when the weather conditions are optimum. Great contact with the nature guaranteed. There will be a talk on astronomy, on the telescope workings, and some basics to read the sky. Free buses from Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Puertorico, Mogan etc. For booking details please follow the link to astroGC website.
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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been looking for something - even slightly - negative to write, but it is not possible.The combination of knowledge, ethusiasm, professionalism, and interest in their clients (maybe friends would be a better word) is unique in my many years of experience.Gauthier & Carmelo...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The team were so lovely and the evening was fascinating! They had warm clothing but would recommend bringing a couple sweaters. Wasn't expecting to see a sunset either so that was an added bonus

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Travels_Bella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't ask for a better experience. Picked up at your door, taken for a drink, taught all about the sky above you and great views through the telescope. They are an extremely personable and enthusiastic team who are eager to share their passion of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Heccle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great booking communication. You must do this if you go to the island! It was an amazing experience accompanied by knowledgable enthusiastic friendly team Carmelo and José. They took time to show us things individually. Excellent pick up and drop off service too. I’d love...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MistyBlue19
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you only have a slight interest in astronomy – this is an unforgettable experience. While Astro GC can't take credit for the wonder of the planets and stars, they can for the fantastically prepared and thoughtful service they deliver. Carmelo and Jose were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pickup at the hotel. Ride into the mountains to get away from the light pollution. Then a very intresting workshop about reading the stars including the use of telescopes to see distant galaxies, nebulas, etc. Also the use of the laser pointer was very useful!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shadowing_richard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stare gazing with Gauthier was a truly amazing experience. He is fun and educational at the same time. We’ve had an amazing night and had the chance to see the moon, stars and some far away galaxies - even though it got cloudy ones...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank clrlu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gaulthier and Jose delivered an educational, inspiring, and fascinating astronomy workshop. The knowledge level amongst the team is unbelievable and can only have come from a genuine passion for astronomy. My advice to people is to take warmer clothes than you think and plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We can really recommend a trip with Gauthier and AstroGC. Carry out the tour in a professional but above all personal way. Very concerned that everyone could take part and appreciate the tour, even my 87-year-old mother-in-law. Just don't underestimate how cold you can experience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanO1240
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Extremely enjoyable evening. Gauthier educates us on the wonders of our galaxy.......plus some others! A highly recommended trip

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 February 2019|
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Response from robertmcinn | Reviewed this property |
You would have to check with the organizers. Las Palmas is about 50km away. But there is a good bus service throughout the night and the excursion is worth the effort.
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Geoffrey T
10 December 2018|
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Response from Gauthier D | Property representative |
Dear Geoffrey, It happens the maximum magnification is about X200 due to the atmosphere disturbances. Not to the telescope. Our fast F/4.5 telescopes have a theoretically maximum magnification a bit higher than 200 times... More
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Deirdre B
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Response from chuckerbug | Reviewed this property |
We took our 8 year old daughter and she really enjoyed it. The journey was about an hour from Maspalomas stopping at a restaurant (drink and toilet stop) before the drive up to the viewing point.
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