Mount Teide Observatory on The Top of Tenerife
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The geographical location along with the clarity and quality of the sky, means that the Observatory del Teide is ideally suited for studying the sun.
The observatory has, since January 1990 had a residence suite of facilities, which is available for use by scientific and technical staff linked to the observatory.
The The Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias organizes visits to the Observatory for colleges and groups as part of a public education campaign designed to make knowledge about astronomy accessible to everyone
The Observatorio del Teide has a Visitor Center housed in an empty dome, which has been equipped to teach visitors about science. The center has a capacity of around forty people and is used to explain what an observatory is, how telescopes work and the importance of Astronomy for the human race.
Private individuals can visit the Observatory, but you need to check on opening hours arrange visit beforehand.
Contact details for The Obsevatorio del Teide, Tenerife:-
Institute of Astrophysics (headquarters) (La Laguna, TENERIFE)
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
C/ Vía Láctea, s/n C / Via Lactea, s / n
E38205 - La Laguna (Tenerife). E38205 - La Laguna (Tenerife). España Spain
General Register hours of opening: 9 to 14 h, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
Tel: 34 / 922 605 200
Fax: 34 / 922 605 210
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias:-