La Palma now has 25 businesses that specialise in astrotourism to some degree. (It’s not surprising: all you have to do is look up on a cloudless night to see why) These businesses got together between November 24th and 30th to swap ideas on how to help each other give tourists a good time.
There were talks and excursions to restaurants that offer stargazing with a special menu, a chance to try the delicious new “star quality” malvasia wine in advance (available by Christmas, and over the internet with a much prettier bottle than the one shown here.)
And since they’re all interested in astronomy, they grabbed the opportunity for some stargazing through a small telescope. On Friday night they had nocturnal observations (obviously!) and on Saturday afternoon they observed the sun.