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A unique experience!

A great option for a night tour in Eilat. Ethan is extremely knowledgeable about our solar system... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Yulia B
Great Night Out!

This is a must do activity in Eilat. Eitan is not just knowledgeable but is passionate about what... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
MikeTheTourGuide
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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You don't need a pith helmet or a visit to a safari outfitter to join one of our star safaris (warm clothes though are a good idea). Together we travel millions of light years through the Milky Way and beyond.Our regular Stargazing program is about an hour and a half long and introduces you to many of the wonders of the ever changing sky. We identify some constellations and asterisms, keeping everyone on the same object by pointing with our special green laser that appears to actually touch the stars. Through the eyepiece of of our computerized telescope and hand held binoculars, we visit the nearby objects of our solar system, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter and maybe even Mars and Venus and Uranus, all depending on the changes of the night sky from season to season, day to day and hour to hour.We continue out to DSOs, (Deep Sky Objects) experiencing the beauty of open clusters, the colors and folds of nebulae and the magnificence of inter galactic traveling globular clusters. Discover multi colored stars in the sky and learn about their ages and development. If we are lucky we will be able to spot a few Galaxies. "מה למעלה" מצפה הכוכבים של אילת והערבה, היא כיתה מתחת כיפת השמים שבסיסה באילת שבו אתה יכול לבוא ללילה מהנה וחינוכי של צפייה בכוכבים מונחה על ידי מחנך אסטרונומיה, איתן שוורץ. "מה למעלה" היא אטרקציה ניידת כדי שנוכל גם בקלות להביא המצפה שלנו אליך. אתה עשוי להיות מופתע עד כמה אנחנו יכולים להראות לך בשמי הלילה של אזורים עירוניים למרות ששום דבר לא יכול להשתוות לפאר של השמים החשוכים של המדבר. בנוסף, בעזרת המדריך המוסמך קולין פורטרת אפשר להכין מדורות וטיולים רגלים.
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Hours Today: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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near Beer Ora, Eilat, Israel
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

A great option for a night tour in Eilat. Ethan is extremely knowledgeable about our solar system and presents the information in a really interesting and fun way. We got to see Jupiter and Venus in addition to a bunch of other stars and constellations....More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a must do activity in Eilat. Eitan is not just knowledgeable but is passionate about what he does! My 13 and 19 year old loved it as did the 4 year old of another family that joined us. There is a reason for...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

With little light pollution, you can see the night sky clearly near Eilat. Ethan gives an excellent explanation and with his telescope...see amazing sites in the night sky. Good for families and kids of all ages!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and intellectually stimulative experience. Great concept to familiarize to wonders of starry sky. I warmly recommend! Upea kokemus tutustua keskellä aavikkoa tähtitaivaan ihmeisiinn. Ethan osaa tehdä kokemuksesta elävän ja älyllisesti kiehtovan ☺ Suosittelen! 👍

Thank Marco R
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

What a superb idea what Ethan did with this program. I found the "What's up observatory" accidentally on the internet, and it was a perfect closing night of our trip in Eilat. Even that night only me and my girlfriend checked in for the program,...More

Thank Tamas_Gy
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We went with young kids to see the stars. Eitan is a great instructor with a lot of knowledge about the stars. The telescope he uses is good for kids. Highly recommended when the moon is not full.

1  Thank Guy B
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Warmly recommended especially during the meteor shower seasons which is unforgettable. Ethan is knowledgable and has the ability to impart the information in a simple yet professional way. This outing with Ethan is a magical and unique experience for young and old alike not to...More

1  Thank Shelley Z
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Ethan has an obvious passion for astronomy and has put together a fascinating program for all. We met Ethan in the desert about 20 minutes north of Eilat in July under the dark sky. For the next two hours, my husband, teens and myself observed...More

Thank Jen and Graem L
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

My husband has always been into astronomy. When I saw this activity, I thought it would be perfect for him. We saw the moon (including the craters on it), Jupiter, and Saturn, plus some other clusters of stars. We enjoyed the experience, and I would...More

Thank Haylee R
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

Ethan sent us the address, spreaded a sheet to sit on and started a very interesting explanation about the star system and his own stories in his own special way. We've really enjoyed and would recommend everyone to try it!

1  Thank Omer N
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Alexei T
26 July 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling him at +972 54-481-9973 and if you do not reach him, leve a message with your phone number.
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Suzanne K
4 July 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
You need to meet him in the desert. I would think you could make arrangements with a local taxi to bring you out.
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26 April 2015|
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Response from Shlomiesdad | Property representative |
Thank you Daniel, i love what I do and hope I pass that along to my guests.
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