Special Gemini meteor shower in La Palma: Geminids 2020 by LaPalmaStars.com

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General information

Duration: 4 hours

Difficulty: Low

Languages: English and Spanish

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Time and departure places

A. Puerto Naos. Entrance roundabout / 18:00 (Google Maps) 

B. Tazacorte. San Miguel Church / 18:10 (Google Maps)

C. Los Llanos de Aridane Bus Station / 18:20 (Google Maps)

D. El Paso. Celtas Urbanization / 18:25 (Google Maps)

E. El Paso. Las Piedras Restaurant / 18:30 (Google Maps)

F. Breña Baja. Hotel Parador Nacional de La Palma (hotel entrance crossing) / 18:50 (Google Maps)

G. Los Cancajos. Beach bus stop / 18:55 (Google Maps)

H. Los Cancajos. Pharmacy bus stop / 19:00 (Google Maps)

I. Santa Cruz de La Palma. Bus stop line 500 direction south / 19:05 (Google Maps)

 

* Around 23:00 we will be back

Description

The wonderful Gemini meteor shower has its maximum every year between 13 and 14 December, which is when it peaks with an average of between 30 and 50 meteors per hour, although not every year it has the same frequency. This meteor shower is very fast because its meteors move at great speed, so in order not to miss it you will have to be very attentive and know where to see it.

 

In this experience we will take you to one of the Astronomical Viewpoints of the island of La Palma, chosen a few hours before the departure according to the weather conditions of the evening, to observe with amateur telescopes, and with the help of a qualified Guide, the planets and nebulae and clusters of our galaxy.

 

Furthermore, as it is an observation at the peak of the geminid star shower, it will also allow you to observe shooting stars. Our Qualified Guides will give you the opportunity to enjoy the Universe as you have never done before from one of the best places in the world to do astrotourism: the island of La Palma.

 

With them you will be able to know all the secrets of the universe that you will be able to see with your own eyes through  telescopes, taking a tour of the most interesting celestial objects of the night and receiving interesting information about everything you observe through the telescope eyepiece.

 

Moreover, if you are also passionate about photography, you can also bring your camera and tripod to immortalize this great experience.

What is included?

  • Bus transport from and to the indicated points
  • Qualified Astrophysical Guide
  • Use of amateur telescopes
  • Guide in English or Spanish
  • Small group
  • Photo as a souvenir
  • No food included

What do I have to bring?

  • Warm clothes, closed shoes and long trousers
  • Some water and some food if you wish
  • A great desire to know the cosmos
  • Mobile phone

General recommendations

  • Under no circumstances will this experience take place at the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory as it is closed to the public at night to facilitate professional observation
  • Experience subject to weather conditions. There may be date and time changes for this reason, in which case we will inform you
  • The use of masks is compulsory both during transport and during observation
  • The safety distance should be maintained whenever possible

MEASURES  TO PREVENT COVID-19

  • We take extra health and safety measures in all our services
  • All surfaces in contact with our customers will be cleaned frequently
  • We will put in each bus enough free space of seats to keep the safety distance
  • We will try to send a vehicle with twice the capacity of the booked one so that there are no agglomerations
  • You will have to wear the mask at all times