Guided astronomical observation with telescope in Menorca
Menorca is one of only 13 territories in the world declared as a Starlight reserve and destination. That is why it has become the perfect place for astronomical observation, in addition to the absence of light pollution on most of the island's unspoilt beaches. The wonders of Menorca's starry sky transport us to classical mythology, since all the constellations have a story to tell or a character to represent. An experience, without a doubt, for nature and astronomy lovers.
What we are going to do?
We will meet at the car park of La Vall, an unspoilt beach in the north of the island. We will move to a privately owned observatory, quiet and ideal for observing the night sky, which is also located in the core area of the Starlight Reserve. Once there we will start with a brief introduction to astronomy with fundamental information to understand and appreciate the more subtle objects that we will see through astronomical binoculars, the latest generation telescopes or the naked eye. Depending on the objects at night, we will locate north, discover the summer or winter triangle, identify the Milky Way. With the help of binoculars and telescopes we will be able to see the highlights of the deep night sky, including the craters of the moon, the rings of Saturn, the satellites of Jupiter and a host of celestial objects. We will be able to discover Menorca's firmament thanks to our local Starlight certified guides.
No previous knowledge of astronomy is necessary. The timetable may vary slightly depending on the time of sunset. The exact time will be confirmed 48 hours before the start of the activity. Saturday is dedicated to families with children especially, although adults without children are welcome to attend. We divide the groups and the children do workshops adapted to their age with a monitor.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.