Discover our Universe from the hand of our experts in astronomical observation for more than 20 years. The program is dedicated to all those people who are curious about the space around us, want to know more and have a spirit of adventure.
The expedition will take place between Marrakech and the Sahara Atlantic, among the most beautiful dunes in the desert. We will stay in beautiful riad and hotels with all the amenities, we will make excursions around the area and we will know something more of our world.
In addition, we will do cultural tourism, visit the most interesting sites such as the Jewish quarter of Marrakech, Jamaa el Fna square, the world's largest film studios where films such as The Jewel of the Nile, Lawrence of Arabia, Star Trek, among other. We will also know the Berber culture and the amazing and beautiful desert.
Trips can be made at any time of the year regardless of the weather conditions, adapting the program to each season of the year.
No matter your years, from 4 to 100 years, is a good age for this program.
Neither do you need previous knowledge, if you have ever looked at the sky, on a clean and starry night and you have been surprised, then this is your trip
We put all means: transfers, lodging, diet to choose, guides, teaching material, observation equipment ...
We are sure that this will be a very different trip for you.
DAY 1: Assistance on arrival at Marrakech airport. Visit to the city: Menara Gardens, Majorell Gardens, etc. In the afternoon, brifing activities to be performed. Before dinner, visit the lively square of Jamaa el Fna.
DAY 2: We will travel to the Ourika Valley, in the Atlas, to see its beautiful surroundings and waterfalls. We will find ourselves near the highest summit of the Atlas Toubkal with more than 4,000 mts. Of height. After lunch, we will go to the MOSS environment, an astronomical observatory of recent construction in Oukaïmeden for an observation in its vicinity. Return to the hotel in Marrakech.
DAY 3: We will start the route towards the Atlas. Half way, we will make a stop to make a solar observation in the port of Tizi-n-Tichka. Later we will visit the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a beautiful example of a fortified village and one of the best preserved. After lunch, continue the trip to Ouarzazate. We will visit his medina. In the lodging, exhibition by the professor on the latest advances in the knowledge of the Universe. Dinner and overnight in Ouarzazate.
DAY 4: Today we will visit the gorges of the river Dades and the river Todra in Boulmane Dades, impressive geological phenomena that will test our cameras. Accommodation in the vicinity of the river Dades. Night observation of visible objects in the Messier catalog.
DAY 5: After breakfast, our goal will be to reach Erfoud, the desert gate. In the past, we will have visited the "Staircase of Heaven" and the "City of Orion", two spectacular constructions by the German sculptor Voth, which will give us a series of activities and astronomical talks. Overnight in Erfoud.
DAY 6: Visit to the dunes of Erg Chabbi. Continuation of the trip to the Berber village of Ouzina. We will spend all day in the vicinity of the village. We will locate the telescopes in the dunes and, under the direction of our teacher, we will have talks, observations and, at night, Berber music festival. Accommodation at the Riad Ouzina TGM.
DAY 7: Stay in Ouzina. We will carry out activities such as visiting an oasis with curious fossils, delivering the solidarity aid that we have carried and, of course, new talks and experiments related to our hobby. Accommodation at Riad Ouzina TGM.
DAY 8: We will make our way back to Ouarzazate We will pass through beautiful places where nature has left all its expressions. On arrival in Ouarzazate, a summary of our astronomical experience and delivery of the "Berber Cross" as a symbol of our passion for science. Overnight in Ouarzazate.
DAY 9: Early morning departure to Marrakech airport. The end of the trip.
ACTIVITIES AND ISSUES PLANNED (according to meteorological conditions)
- Determination of the meridian (solar midday) using a gnomon
- Daily observation of solar evolution. Rotation period measurement. Stains. Fibers
- Orientation in the night sky "Caminos del Cielo". Seasonality
- Location of the ecliptic, identification of visible planets. Asteroids and meteorites
- Observation of the Moon. Terminator. Daily calculation of your position
- Estimates of stellar magnitudes. The color of the stars. Types
- Exploration of space: ISS, space missions
- Amateur observation: telescopes, binoculars, mounts
- Astrophotography. Your first big stellar photo
- Cameras for astrophotography and automated monitoring of telescopes.
- Software and App's