The astronomy workshop
Enjoy and learn through our astronomy workshop. At astroGC, we offer an excursion from Maspalomas and other tourist places in Gran Canaria, including a genuine astronomy workshop with extremely powerful telescopes. You will be taken far away from light pollution in the West Gran Canarian mountains where our professional staff will show you galaxies, clusters, nebulae, planets etc. We mount at least one telescope for every 8 guests giving time to enjoy the observation. Something unique to do in Gran Canaria.
You will be picked up from YOUR HOTEL in south Gran Canaria, and we will take you to the best observing spot depending of the clouds, the wind, planets, light pollution etc.
At astroGC we only use extremely large telescopes of 16'' aperture for bright, sharp and high quality images. We had to build our own telescopes (or at least part of it) to be able to offer such a service.
There will be explanations on the workings of the telescopes and some of the fundamental workings of the Universe. You will be taught the basics of how to read the sky. If you wish, you will be able to use the telescope yourself, pointing it in the sky and making your own adjustments.
Just let us know your availability and we will contact you regarding the best opportunity. We will confirm the trip at midday with the latest weather prediction. Our Guarantee of quality is easy: you only pay if the workshop was successful!