16 March 2013

Follow us in our Astronomy Trip to the Canary Islands

Teide Observatory, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Credit: Astronomy CLub Toutatis
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Here we go again!
A dream come true, Top of the notch Astronomy wise!

This time we visit the Canary islands and the island of TENERIFE!
Before we left from Finland we contacted the Institute of Astrophysics of Canary Islands (Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias) and asked for an interview with the President of Starlight Foundation Luis Martínez Sáez and a guided visit to the Teide Observatory which we visited in company of public spokes person Dr. Alfred Rosenberg González
First we visited the headquarters of the Institute of Astrophysics in San Cristobal de la Laguna in the northern part of the island and sat down with Mr. Luis Martínez Sáez. Then we drove by car an hour to the National Parc of Teide to the Teide Observatory where we visited the many telescopes and installations of the Observatory companied by Dr. Alfred Rosenberg González. As we visited the installations of the Observatory we were introduced to Daniel López, Astrophotographer extraordinaire who tagged along before asking us if we would like to join him in a session of photography of the Comet Pan-Starrs near the grounds of the Observatory. It was simply magical!
The Sun set and the view was just amazing, we installed our cameras and look out for the Comet.

Teide Observatory and Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Credit: Astronomy Club Toutatis
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I have to say, this was a dream come true to visit the Observatory and the many telescopes on sight. The astrophotography session with Daniel López was simply incredible. Mr. Luis Martinez Saez back in San Cristobal de la Laguna gave us a royal welcome. Last but not least this could not have been possible without the best public spokes person Mr. Alfred Rosenberg González who attended to our every needs and gave us the GRAN tour.
Thank you very much Alfred, Luis, Daniel and David for your warm welcome and your great company.

Follow our astronomy trip through out Tenerife in our series of posts dedicated to this adventure. Follow us every day for a different article on Astronomy in the Canary Islands.
  • An interview with Mr. Luis Martínez Sáez, President of the Starlight Foundation.
  • An introduction to Institute of Astrophysics of Canary Islands IAC (Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias).
  • Visit of Teide Observatory with Dr. Alfred Rosenberg González
  • Astrophotography session with Daniel López. In search of Comet Pan-Starrs.
  • Astronomy trip in Photos and much more...
READ NEXT POST HERE on our trip through Canarian Astronomy on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands.

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