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Traditional way of cooking outdoors, as you discover the Cosmos through sophisticated telescopes

Pristine night skies on the mountains or on the beach

ASTRO GASTRO NOMY

A unique Gastronomy and Astronomy experience in collaboration with Food & Paths – Gastronomy & Adventures and Astro Tours Greece. After cooking outdoors and having an “out of this world” traditional diner we turn to the telescopes to appreciate the awe and wonder of the Universe.

Memories for Life

Real Experiences based on Centuries Old Traditions

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

Immerse yourself in stargazing as our expert guides share the science and stories of the Greek Night Sky

🌄Where

In an outdoor picturesque area in Epirus region, either on the mountains or on a beach, according to your demands.

🪐The event can also take place at the facilities of a Private Observatory in Tymfi mountain area, the exact location of which will be revealed upon request.

We can always come to the place of your preference, all over Greece and anywhere in the World if invited, for an astro gastro nomy  experience.

Outdoor Gastra

Traditional way of cooking outdoors

Welcome drink: Tsipouro with finger food

First course: Mushrooms fried in vinegar on the fire

Main course: Meat with wild greens in the Gastra*

Dessert: Traditional “spoon sweet”

Accompanied with “Paliokairissio” wine – Glinavos Estate, 500 ml per person
Soft drinks and water will also be available

* In Ancient Greece “gastra” was a food preparation concave utensil. This specific cookware was indispensable for shepherds who moved extensively all over the Epirus Mountains and lowland pastures. Fire coals are placed below, around and on top of the gastra. In this slow cooking process the recycled moisture created inside the gastra retains the nutrients and aromas, which are then released as the food literally melts in your mouth.

As it gets darker we turn to the telescopes 🔭🔭

Smith-Casegrain 8”

Unistellar – eVscope

Private Observatory 14" (36 cm)

During an Astro Tour night we set up at least two telescopes:

  • A Smith-Casegrain 8” (20cm) for observing Planets, the Moon and bright stars.
  • Unistellar’s eVscope, incredibly powerful, new technology telescope that can observe deep sky objects even from urban environments. It can also transmit live images via WiFi so you can view and save images of the Cosmos directly on your mobile phone.

Prepare to be amazed!

Highlights - Stargazing Experiece

  • Observe Moon and Planets should they be in the sky
  • Observe bright stars, learn their names, see star colours
  • Green Laser Constellation Tour
  • The Milky Way – probably the best naked eye wonder
  • Deep Sky Observation: Thanks to our sophisticated telescopes we’ll observe a variety of deep sky objects, nebulae, star clusters, 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

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 you a 3D perspective of the planet. We observe Jupiter belts and zones, along with it’s four largest satellites Io, Europa, Callisto and Ganymede (Saturn and Jupiter will be in the sky after July for 2021).

As it gets darker more and more stars appears in the sky. Time for a Green Laser Constellation Tour. We find Polaris and name bright stars and constellations. Along with the telescopes we see different star colours and learn about stellar evolution — sun like stars, white dwarfs and red super giants that one day will explode as supernova.

Stars are not eternal, our Sun will also turn into a red giant and then a white dwarf in the distant future.

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. Then turning the telescopes to a variety of targets, nebulae, star clusters and other distant galaxies each containing 100s of billions of stars.

  • Number of people: 5-15
  • €100 per person for Epirus region (contact us for special prices for groups of more than 5 people)
  • For larger groups or other places anywhere in Greece contact us to make you an offer

Reservation is required for booking an event, email or call us for a reservation.

  • email 📧 astrotoursgr@gmail.com
  • mobile 📲 +306972208032  Konstantinos Sakkas
  • mobile 📲  +306979116676  Christos Sakkas
  • mobile 📲  +306977447313 Theodore Alexiou

What will I see?

Different seasons reveal different objects in the night sky. Here are some photos of various objects through Astro Tours Greece telescopes.

DRESS WARMLY

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

Covid 19

Events are outdoors in the countryside with a limited number of people. The eyepieces are cleaned with antiseptic fluid before each observer. Our sophisticated eVscope telescope has the ability to transmit live image via WiFi, so you can (apart from the eyepiece) directly view the targets on your mobile phone.

But what if it is cloudy?

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

If during the event the weather gets cloudy and we are not able to observe through the telescopes you get a 20% refund. Still we will have marvellous talks about the Universe.