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

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

🔭🔭🔭 Find a stargazing night in our Calendar or check our next Public Event in our Facebook Page

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, 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!

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.

  • The cost is mention on each specific Public Event — usually €20 per person

Reservation is required for booking – 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 photos of various objects of what to expect to see through Astro Tours Greece telescopes.

 

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

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. 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?

If we are sure that the weather will be cloudy, we will inform by posting in the Event on our Facebook Page about postponing the event. If you have left us your phone number, we will inform you by calling or sending a message (SMS).

If we are not able to observe through the telescopes, you can get a full refund or book for a later date.