Star gazing La Palma

La Palma is recognised on an international level for the exceptional conditions in which to observe the stars. The quality of the sky is such that it is protected by the law for the Astronomical Quality of the IAC Observatories and has the privilege of having three Starlight Reserves, a hallmark that confirms the low level of light pollution in the area.

The Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM) is situated on the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, 2.396 m. above sea level in the municipality of GarafĂ­a. It is home to one of the most extensive fleets of telescopes to be found anywhere in the world.

On a cloud free night you can observe a large number of constellations and from our garden the Milky Way is clearly visible amid the many constellations that fill the sky.

There are a number of different star gazing tours that you can do as well as guided tours of the observatories. You can find more information here: http://www.iac.es/eno.php?op1=2&op2=420&op3=56&lang=en

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