Join us for the Geminids meteor shower – an annual highlight of the night sky calendar. Active between 4th and 17th of December, the shower reaches its peak on the nights of 13th/14th and 14th/15th December when its zenithal hourly rate reaches 120 meteors per hour.
For the best views a dark, clear location is essential which is why we have selected an observing site at the Parador Hotel in the spectacular Teide National Park on the island of Tenerife. Here the skies are dark and often clear, offering spectacular views of the stars and constellations.
Geminid meteors are of medium speed and sometimes incredibly bright. The shower offers an unforgettable experience for visual observers as well as a great opportunity for astrophotographers to obtain photographs of elusive meteor trails. Meteor showers are best seen with the naked eye and require no specialist equipment to view.
Our expert astronomer on this trip will be TV presenter and award winning astrophotographer Pete Lawrence. He will be on hand to tell you all about the Geminids, how to observe them and offer guidance on how to photograph them. Set against the incredible volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Teide and with an excellent chance of clear skies, this is one astronomical highlight you really won’t want to miss.