workshop

Get up close to the Red Planet

Get up close to the Red Planet

8.5 hours total
Equipment and Transportation
Offered in English and Spanish
About your host
I’ve been living in the beautiful island of La Palma (Canary Islands) my whole life. I became interested in astronomy 30 years ago, so much it became my job. I love promoting astronomy and educating people about the night sky. In addition to teaching, I am also a guide certified by Starlight and the Observatory of Roque de los Muchachos and offer night landscape photography workshops.
Antonio
Antonio
Antonio
Antonio
About WWF España
WWF Spain is part of the WWF network, the largest independent international organization dedicated to the defense of nature and the environment. Founded in 1961, today we work in more than 100 countries and have the support of nearly 5 million members worldwide. Our mission is to conserve nature, its habitats and species, and fight against threats to life on Earth.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to WWF España. .
What we’ll do
We will visit Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), currently the biggest optical and infrared telescope in the world, to enjoy the ultimate experience for star lovers. This one-off experience will take place on July 27th -the date of opposition between Earth and Mars, when the planet will appear brightest leading up to close approach on July 31st-. First, we will meet at the beautiful city of Santa Cr…
What else you should know
Please bring warm mountain clothes, as it will be cold at night in GTC (between 8 and 10ºC). You can also bring your reflex camera, if you want to take your own photographies.
What I’ll provide
Transport to GTC. 󵀁
Return transport from Santa Cruz de la Palma to GTC. Transfer provided by Drivania
Binoculars & Telescopes 󳀁
Equipment to watch the stars and the planets (several models of binoculars and telescopes).
What to bring