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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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STAR TOURS OF THE NIGHT SKY FROM MITZPE RAMON

The Night Sky - Nature’s own Planetarium

Welcome to nature’s planetarium, the night sky of Mitzpe Ramon. Let us take you on a guided tour of the heaven as you have never seen it before. From the dark skies here we will show you how to find the constellations, identify bright stars and experience  the sky’s wonders with our telescopes. See the star clouds of the Milky Way, observe planets and discover celestial marvels. Ages 10 and up.

Custom tours available upon special request for individuals or groups. Call or send email for details.

What:   Guided tours of the night sky from the clearest, darkest skies in Israel
When:   Every night, except Friday and Holidays
Where: The dark skies around Mitzpe Ramon
Time: One hour after sunset, two after Shabbat
Reservations: Call 052-544-9789 for reservations
Web site: http://www.astronomyisrael.com
Who: Ira Machefsky, 40+ years of astronomy experience
Email: astronomyisrael@gmail.com

2 comments:

  1. Irs,
    there has to be a ton of light pollution. How dark is it, really?

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  2. It's pretty darned dark once you're outside of town. I do alot of my observing at the Alpaca Farm parking lot, 5 minutes outside of Mitzpe Ramon. It is in a hidden valley behind the town. I can easily see 5th magnitude stars from here (6th magnitude is the naked eye limit) and the Milky Way is prominent from Corona Australis all the way through Cassiopeia. Come on down for a tour!

    Regards,
    Ira

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