Enjoy the scientific Tenerife with the visit to the Teide Observatory
Tenerife is much more than sun and beach.
The island is also volcanoes and science - discover it on your visit to the Teide Observatory!
Surely you already knew that the Canary Islands are one of the three best places on the planet for observing the sky along with Chile and Hawaii and that, for this reason, the Tenerife Observatory is the largest solar observatory in the world.
The Teide Observatory, which began operating in 1964 and dedicates its scientific activity to solar observation and robotic astronomy, has a large number of solar and nocturnal telescopes owned by different European countries.
What you may not have known is that the work of the researchers working at the Tenerife Observatory provides science with an average of one scientific publication per day.
And did you know that from the Tenerife Observatory it was discovered that the Sun has its own frequency and that it beats, like a heart, every five minutes?
Reserve your place today to visit the Teide Observatory with us, discover this spectacular scientific centre during the day, and get to know the Tenerife Observatory and the activity of its researchers in an enjoyable way.
Our guides will make you feel scientific for a day because in this visit to the Teide Observatory:
You will receive an introduction on the importance of the Canary Islands sky, the telescopes of the Tenerife Observatory and the different projects of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, the institution that manages this solar observatory.
You will participate in the astrophysics workshop at the visitors' centre, where our guides will explain what astrophysics is and how astrophysicists work.
You will observe the sunspots and the flares of the sun through two solar telescopes that we will put at your disposal for you to enjoy in a big way.
You will visit the interior of a nocturnal telescope, from which you will not leave without knowing how it works and its exciting history.
You can also visit the Tenerife Observatory in other activities that include a visit to the Teide Observatory.