Dark Skies Tenerife

Welcome to Dark Skies Tenerife  – Your VIP stargazing guide in Tenerife!

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Tenerife is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. The sky is exceptionally dark all year round, even in the height of summer. Why be restricted to a few cold winter months to enjoy the stars when they are available here all year round?

Combine a trip to the sun with a stunning sunset above the “sea of clouds” and a memorable night under one of the best night skies in the world!

No clouds and very dark skies!
Tenerife is officially recognised as one of the top three astronomy locations in the world along with Hawaii and the Atacama desert in Chile. We are blessed by a climate that means the clouds generally stay low down, meaning the higher areas are almost always cloud free and we rarely miss a celestial event, a star-gazer’s dream!

Image courtesy of NASA

Approximately 40 minutes drive from the coast, the El Teide National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site globally recognised as a ‘Starlight Tourist Destination’. The Izana observatory located here is one of the most important sites in the world for scientific research. They record 81% of days as clear or only partially cloudy ranging from 94% in summer to 71% in Autumn so you can be confident of experiencing the dark skies any week of the of year.

Dark Skies Tenerife offers unique private guided stargazing experiences for all lovers of the cosmos; we have our own telescopes, binoculars, cameras and other equipment to suit everyone. Guests can fully indulge their passion for the night sky be it stargazing, deep sky astronomy or astrophotography – all photographs used in our website have been taken by us and we love showing people how to take great photos. We only do private experiences (maximum 6 people) so we can provide bespoke itineraries and a very personal service.

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Dark Skies Tenerife is an approved tour company registered on the Canarian Government’s General Tourism Register (Registro General Turistico I-0004321.1), make sure any tour operators you are considering show this registration on their website or Facebook page or they may be not be legitimate operators. Our guide is a qualified astronomy guide, not all are  and published photographer who has previously delivered guided astronomy events for The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and The Forestry Commission in the UK. He is also trained in outdoor first aid, something we feel is very important.

Whether you are new to stargazing or an experienced astronomer or astrophotographer, Dark Skies Tenerife is the guide for you.

 

Orion over Los Roques de Garcia

If you haven’t experienced it before, you just won’t believe how good the night sky is here!