Discover the mysteries of the universe

See for yourself through the eyepiece of a telescope what is out there!

Telescope Observations Nights 🔭🔭

all over Greece and anywhere in the World if invited

Apart from the Planetarium, we also organize Telescope Observations (without the dome) at the place of your preference.

Immerse yourself in stargazing with sophisticated telescopes, as our expert guides share the science and stories of the Greek Night Sky.

Highlights

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours
  • Start: 21:30 summer, 20:00 spring & autumn, 18:00 winter
  • Observe the Moon and the Planets should they be in the sky
  • Observe bright stars and see star colours. What are the stars made of?
  • Red Giants and White Dwarfs – share the science and stories of the Night Sky
  • Green Laser Constellation Tour – connection to the Greek Mythology
  • The Milky Way – probably the best naked eye wonder
  • Deep Sky Observation – thanks to our high-tech telescopes 🔭🔭 we’ll observe a variety of deep sky objects: star clusters, nebulae, other distant galaxies – some even colliding – each containing 100s of billions of stars
  • Save images of the Cosmos directly on your mobile phone
  • Perfect for beginners and suitable for ages 6 and up
  • Introductory lesson in astrophotography

* Full moon nights are not ideal for observations, nevertheless with our sophisticated telescopes even then we will be able to observe deep sky objects, along with the magic of the rising full moon.

Telescope Observations - a journey through space and time

During an astro tour night we set up two telescopes:

  • A Smith-Casegrain 8” (20cm) for observing Planets, the Moon and bright stars.
  • The new technology eVscope, an incredibly powerful telescope for observing deep sky objects – star clusters, nebulae, other distant galaxies – even from urban environments.
  • With this high-tech telescope you can save images of the Cosmos directly on your mobile phone.

Prepare to be amazed!

Description

We start by observing the Moon and the Planets should they be in the sky. We adjust the magnification to see the craters of the Moon up close. The tilted Rings of Saturn gives us a 3D perspective of the planet. We observe Jupiter belts and zones, along with it’s four largest satellites Io, Europa, Callisto and Ganymede.

As it gets darker more and more stars appears in the sky. We aim bright stars and see star colours. What are the stars made of? How do they produce all that energy? We explore stellar evolution – sun like stars, white dwarfs, red giants and super giants that one day will explode as supernova.

Green Laser Constellation Tour – connection to the Greek and World Mythology. Learn how to find Polaris.

While sharing the science and stories of the night sky, we start our deep sky tour with a planetary nebula, the death remnant of a Sun like star.

And continue with a variety of targets, nebulae, star clusters and other distant galaxies each containing 100s of billions of stars.

If the event is taking place under a dark night sky, we can set up a DSLR and take a picture of you aiming the heavens with the green laser!

Dress warmly

Even in Summer it can get cold during the night, DRESS WARMLY especially at high altitude for a pleasant experience!

For small groups for 2–8 participants in Epirus region the cost is € 300. For larger groups or places anywhere in Greece contact us to make you an offer.

  • email 📧  astrotoursgr@gmail.com
  • mobile 📲 +30 6972 208 032  Konstantinos Sakkas
  • mobile 📲 +30 6979 116 676  Christos Sakkas

Different seasons reveal different wonders in the night sky.

You can see photos through Astro Tours Greece telescopes in the below link:

https://www.astrotours.gr/telescopes/

All over Greece!

We are organising Astronomy Events 🔭🔭 since 2016 – we can come anywhere in Greece at the place of your preference. 

And anywhere in the World if invited!

Covid free

Events are outdoors with a limited number of people.

All our employees are fully vaccinated.

But what if it is cloudy? (in Epirus region)

In Epirus region, if we are sure that the weather will be cloudy we will inform you about postponing or cancelling the event. If the event is cancelled you get a full refund.

If we go to the observation site but we are unable to observe through the telescopes you get a 60% refund. Still we’ll share the science and stories of the Greek Night Sky.

But what if it is cloudy? (anywhere in Greece outside Epirus region)

If the event is taking place in Greece away from Epirus, and the telescope observation does not take place due to bad weather, we will refund your money except for travel expenses we have already made and can not be refunded. We can still organise an alternative activity, sharing the science and stories of the Night Sky, an astronomy presentation, for a reduced fee.

Prepare to be amazed!