Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, La Palma

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  • August 1, 2017
    Already for the second time Mrs Sheila Crosby has explains the mysterious world of the stars. This time, it was an exciting experience in which we learned something new.
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  • July 23, 2017
    For the second time we have visited the Observatory and it was very interesting. All telescopes were presented and explained, then it went to a tour in the GTC, the largest mirror telescope. Excellent explanations and great insights. Highly recommended!
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  • June 5, 2017
    Left to the road to go to the Roque de Los Muchachos so book in advance visit to the Observatory. TripAdvisor is unwilling to give the name of the Web site so you will have to look a bit the site is in English and Spanish) €9.00 per person, payment via the site without worries. Take - you are at least 1 week in advance. Limited seating: 25 people per tour (2 per day: 9:30 and 11:30). 11 h 30 visit is hard to get because it's the most requested. Once your ticket prints the time easy to find rendezvous. No worries about parking. Meeting with the guide. Toilets available before departure for visits. Tour in English and Spanish. I speak 2 languages but it must be said that our guide this day was English and Spanish all being correct was said with an English accent to cut with a knife! So I was listening to the explanations in the 2 languages to lose nothing. After the presentations we leave by car behind each other to an Observatory. We visited the "William Herschel Telescope" the largest optical telescope in Europe. I was wondering why we couldn't visit the telescopes at night to see the stars and I understood! Everything is computerized. Impressive. Good explanations. You can also visit the control room. The tour takes in the 70-90 minutes. Then we can go see the other single telescopes by car, but not of visits from the inside.
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