Astrofest and the 1st Nightscape Conference

Speakers, attedees and organisers of the 1st Nightscape Conference, La Palma
October 6, 2015

Astrofest has been a great success. On Friday 25th – Saturday 26th an impressive line up of speakers took to the stage in the Teatro Circo de Marte to discuss astrotourism – what a region needs, how to reduce light pollution and improve the night sky, what activities you can offer tourists etc. On Sunday 27th attendees went to the south and west of the island to see a few…

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“Astrofest La Palma” opens the doors for registration.

August 21, 2015

  From 25th September 2015 to October 9th, the island of La Palma in the Canaries will host Astrofest, a festival of astronomy, with activities for all ages and knowledge levels. There will be an international conference for astrotourism professionals, a spectacular total eclipse of the moon, an international conference for nightscape photographers, and a night photography masterclass. You can find more details and register for all these events at…

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La Palma’s got its Starlight certification

The Starlight Initiative has officially recognised La Palma as a “Starlight destination“, meaning that the island has really starry skies and really good activities for tourists to enjoy those skies. Among other things, the auditors were impressed by La Palma’s growing number of hiking trails and viewpoints used for astrotourism, its archaeological sites connected with astronomy, the progress towards a visitor centre at the Roque de Los Muchachos, and the country cottages…

June 23, 2012
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3rd Astrotourism Seminar

Observing the sun at the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory
November 27, 2011

  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…

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