Astro-tourism on the island of La Palma (Canary Islands) : How to associate the passion of Astronomy and the tourist discovery in a preserved natural setting?
Casa Astro La Palma, the inevitable rendezvous of astronomers … and other curious people of the sky.
It is on the heights of Las Tricias – northwest coast of the island and on the road joining to The observatory Roque de Los Muchachos – at 950m altitude (to observe the sky it’s better to be closer!) that Sylvie and Fabrice welcome you in their vast property and offer a charming apartment with individual access. A bed and breakfast in the spirit, to come and recharge your batteries away from the hustle and bustle of the world urban centers.
2 packages are available to best suited to the wishes of our guests
• Accommodation only
• Accommodation + rental of astronomical observing instruments
copyright: ©2015 Gianluca Lombardi/GTC, www.glphoto.itSoundtrack: A Lovely Place To Be”, So Flows the Current (2001),Patrick O’Hearn
“This is a timelapse showing a night at the 10.4m Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (or Grantecan, or GTC) and the wonders of the Northern Sky from the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos in the Island of La Palma (Canary Islands).
Between April 21 and April 24 2015 the Lyrids meteor shower was amazingly visible from the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos. I have made a timelapse of the event as seen from different locations