• Teide Astronomical Observatory in Tenerife

    Observatorio de Tenerife

    Teide is the highest peak of Spain and the third highest volcano in the world. Nobody can deny the huge and wild beauty that surrounds the mountain, part of one of the most beautiful national parks of the world.

    From this point in the Canary Islands, it is also possible to observe another ‘landscape’, amazing and unique, that has made countries and institutions from all around the world come to Tenerife to raise their eyes to heaven.

    The Astronomical Observatory of Teide, in addition with the Roque de los Muchachos one, at La Palma, is part of the European Northern Observator (ENO) and, in collaboration with the Astrophysics Institute of the Canary Islands; they serve as observational platform for much of the world Astrophysics population.

    The meteorological characteristics and quality of the skies in this part of the Spanish archipelago, favor the formation of clouds between 1000 and 2000 meters in height which act as filter, preventing that the light pollution of adjacent populations pushes that layer of clouds.

    The result is a sky full of stars in which the observation for scientific purposes is one of its greatest treasures. Not in vain, nearly 70 institutions from 20 countries participating in the ENO, had its bases distributed between the Teide astronomic observatory and the one in La Palma, to probe the universe.

    Without a doubt and more romantic eyes, you only have to than raise your eyes to heaven and contemplate the starry night from any of the Canary Islands. Above all, the impressive view from the Teide National Park, were stars are part of the show.

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    Ana Pérez
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