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"A Star is Born" Astronomy Observatory - Desert Night Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the night sky from the heart of the desert
  • Learn about constellations and asterisms
  • View stars with a computerized telescope and binoculars
Description
Join a ‘Star Safari’, allowing you to travel millions of light years through the Milky Way and beyond; all from the comfort of Israel’s Arava Desert. We introduce you to many of the wonders of our ever changing universe. Learn to identify constellations and star patterns. Using a computerized telescope and hand held binoculars, we will visit nearby planets and other objects in our solar system. Examples include: the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter. Depending on the season, it may also be possible to view Mars, Venus or Uranus. We will look at Deep Sky Objects, experiencing the beauty of open clusters; the colors and folds of nebulae; and the magnificence of inter galactic traveling globular clusters. Discover multi colored stars in the sky and learn about their ages and development. We may even be able to spot a few galaxies.

These programs are great for small groups, families and individuals.
Included
  • English or Hebrew speaking guide
  • Beverages (hot or cold drinks, depending on season)
Not included
  • Meals/Snacks (please bring your own)
  • Transportation to and from your hotel
Meeting Point
88100 Be'Er Ora, Hadarom
Our normal dark site is about 20 km out of Eilat and is accessible on a paved road.
Additional Info
Tours are available at all hours of darkness.