Yes We can come to you! Private Astro Tour

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

We can come to your place all over Greece and anywhere in the World if invited, for your 🔭 Private Astro Tour 🔭

At your hotel, house, yacht, sailing boat -- or participating setting up telescopes at your event, festival etc.

Telescope observation 🔭🔭 a stargazing experience at the place of your preference: Hotel, Summer camp, Up in the mountains, By the beach, Festival, Conference, Museum, Library, Birthday party, School event, Wedding reception, Scouts

You can determine exactly what happens on your private tour night

Regardless of your group size when you book an exclusive Telescope Tour, you and your colleagues, family, or friends can determine exactly what happens on your private tour night. You can choose the targets of the telescopes, or bring your telescope and be taught how to use it better, even bringing your DSLR and get an introductory lesson in astrophotography.

Highlights

  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours
  • Start: 21:30 (summer months)
  • 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

Smith-Casegrain 8”

Unistellar – eVscope

Smith-Casegrain 8”

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, an incredibly powerful telescope. This new technology telescope 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!

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.

  • For small groups for 2–8 participants in Epirus region the cost is €300
  • For larger groups or other places anywhere in Greece contact us to make you an offer

Reservation is required for booking an event. Check our Calendar for free nights. Email or call us for reservation.

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

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

We are organising Astronomy Events 🔭 since 2016 with Planetarium on the Go – we can come anywhere in Greece at the place of your preference!

Dress warmly

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

Covid 19

Events are outdoors in the countryside with a limited number of people. All participants are required to wear a mask and disinfect their hands with antiseptic. We keep our distance from each other and the eyepieces are cleaned with antiseptic fluid before each observer. We are not allowed to touch the telescopes (in order not to move them out of target). Our new eVscope has the ability to transmit live image via WiFi so you can directly view the targets through your mobile phone.

But what if it is cloudy? (in Epirus region)

In Epirus region, if we are sure that the weather will be cloudy we will inform you about postponing or cancelling the event. If the event is cancelled you get a full refund. If we go to the observation site but we are unable to observe through the telescopes you get a 70% refund.

But what if it is cloudy? (anywhere in Greece outside Epirus region)

If the event is taking place anywhere in Greece, apart from Epirus, and the telescope observation does not take place due to bad weather, we will refund your money except for travel expenses we have already made and can not be refunded.

If the weather is bad, should you prefer we could still organise an alternative astronomy activity, like an astronomy presentation, for a reduced fee.