Astronomy - Scientific Disclosure - Artistic Movement

Dissemination of the Heritage of La Isla Bonita

We are dedicated to astronomical dissemination through art and innovative and personalized activities. We exalt the natural heritage of La Palma, making you live an immersive experience, observing stars, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and other celestial objects with the naked eye and through telescopes in a different way.

We are located in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About our services

What services does StArt La Palma offer in the field of astronomy?

At StArt La Palma, we offer a variety of services related to astronomy, art and scientific dissemination. Our main focus is to provide unique stargazing experiences in La Palma, where you can admire and learn about stars, constellations, planets and celestial objects in a unique and close way. We currently offer three types of activities: Astronomical Observation, VIP Astronomical Experience and Personalised Observation. Each of them offers a unique and enriching experience that will immerse you in the fascinating world of astronomy. Our aim is to bring astronomy to the public in a fun, innovative and personalised way through art and science.

What is the difference between the Astronomy Observation, the VIP Astronomy Experience and the Customised Activity?

The Astronomy Observation is a group activity in which, together with other enthusiasts, you will observe the night sky with the naked eye and through telescopes. The VIP Astronomy Experience, on the other hand, gives you an exclusive, private, immersive experience tailored to your preferences, allowing you to point and focus on celestial objects through binoculars and telescopes by yourself.

On the other hand, we also offer the Customised Activity, which is a special option in which we adapt to your needs, for example, if you need us to dynamize a special event in a special location, such as birthdays, anniversaries, institutional celebrations, business or family events, among others. It's just a matter of contacting us!

Where do stargazing activities take place on La Palma?

Our stargazing activities take place at the San Antonio Volcano Visitor Centre, located in Fuencaliente De La Palma. The location may vary depending on weather conditions to ensure the best observation experience, in which case we will contact you with all the information.

What is the typical duration of an astronomical observing activity?

The duration of our astronomical observation activities varies depending on the type. The Astronomy Observation lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, the VIP Astronomy Experience lasts 2 hours, and the Personalised Observation depends on the type of activity you require.

What is included in the astronomical observation activities?

During any of our activities, you will have the opportunity to observe stars, constellations, planets and celestial objects with the naked eye and through a telescope. You will understand the importance of the island of La Palma for astronomy and you will live a unique and immersive experience.

On full moon nights, you will be able to take home a souvenir photograph taken by yourself with your mobile phone through the telescope. 

If you choose the VIP Astronomy Experience, you will have access to the San Antonio Volcano Visitor Centre, where you will enter the astronomical dome to contemplate the cosmos, and if you wish, you will take a souvenir photo next to it. You'll have more time to use the two telescopes included in the activity yourself, plus you'll get a bottle of water and an energy bar to make you feel like an astronomer for a night. The best thing is that you will be able to see first hand a real certified moon rock, a certified meteorite and the remains of meteorite impacts, while we explain their origin to you.

But for astronomy and art there are no limits, so if you have something in mind, an event or celebration, you can contact us to organise your personalised activity.

About StArt La Palma

How and why did StArt La Palma come about?

StArt La Palma was born as an astronomy outreach group with the mission to transmit astronomy in a dynamic, accessible and participatory way through art. Our passion for nature, the defence of the starry sky and the union between art and science led us to create a culture focused on these values in La Palma.

Who are the founders and members of StArt La Palma?

StArt La Palma is formed by María José and Nicolás, a multidisciplinary team that brings together expertise in various fields. Both are Starlight Foundation certified Astronomy Monitors and integral artists.

What makes us unique as an astronomy outreach group?

What makes us really unique is our combination of art and science to bring astronomy closer to everyone. We are artists, field astronomers and more than your guide, we will be fellow observers, because during the activity, you will be an astronomer for a night. However, we are much more than that. Our true essence is best experienced by participating in one of our activities.

How can I contact StArt La Palma for more information?

We will be happy to answer any questions or provide you with more information. You can write directly to our email start.lapalma@gmail.com or call us on +34 618 364 187 and/or +34 640 581 947. We hope you will contact us soon for an unforgettable experience!

Experience and participation

Do I need previous knowledge of astronomy to participate in your activities?

No previous knowledge of astronomy is necessary to enjoy our activities. Our programmes are designed to be accessible and friendly for all ages and levels of knowledge. Our instructors are there to guide you and provide you with an enriching experience, regardless of your level of previous astronomy experience.

Can I interact with the observation equipment during the activity?

Yes! In our observing experiences, you will have the opportunity to interact with the equipment.

In the Standard Astronomy Observing you will have the opportunity to focus the telescope to suit your vision.

While in the VIP Astronomy Experience, you will even be able to point and focus the celestial objects yourself, making the experience even more immersive and unique.

What is the added value of art in your activities?

In any of our activities, we use art as a means of communication. We will make you travel in time and space to learn about the cosmos with different elements such as informative and artistic pieces, use of the imagination, experimentation in real time and narration and interpretation of stories and mythology, which will make the activity more immersive.

What recommendations do you have for clothing during night-time activities?

We recommend you wear comfortable and warm clothes, as the nights can be cool on La Palma. It is also a good idea to bring water and some snacks to enjoy during the activity. The most important thing is that you come with a lot of desire to live an unforgettable experience under the starry sky.

Reservations and contact

How can I make a reservation for an astronomical observation activity?

To make a reservation, simply contact us through the contact link on our website or send us an email to start.lapalma@gmail.com. You can also call or write to us on +34 618 364 187 and/or +34 640 581 947. We will be happy to help you schedule your astronomy experience.

What are the cancellation policies for activities?

Our cancellation policies vary according to the type of activity and are detailed at the time of booking. If you need to cancel or change your booking, we recommend that you contact us in advance so that we can help you in the best possible way.

Please note that we depend on weather conditions to carry out the activities. Every day we analyse the weather using radar, satellite photographs and weather stations, so we will keep you informed of any changes and we reserve the right to postpone and/or cancel activities at the last minute if conditions do not allow the observation to take place, with the respective refunds.

What is the price per person and how is payment made?

The price per person for our activities varies depending on the type of experience. We recommend you visit our website or contact us for up to date information on prices and payment options.

Can I request a personalised astronomy experience?

Of course! We are happy to tailor our experiences to your preferences. If you would like a personalised astronomy experience, contact us and we will work together to create a unique and memorable experience for you.

How can I get more information if I have additional questions?

If you have any further questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to write to us at start.lapalma@gmail.com or call us on +34 618 364 187 and/or +34 640 581 947. We are here to answer all your questions and help you in any way we can.

Are you available for customised events or activities?

Yes, we are available for customised events and activities. If you have something special in mind related to astronomy and art, contact us and we will be happy to discuss your ideas and work together to make them a reality.


We hope these answers have been helpful! If you would like to get more information or schedule your astronomical experience with us, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at start.lapalma@gmail.com or by calling us on +34 618 364 187 and/or +34 640 581 947. We look forward to sharing with you the fascinating world of astronomy and art on La Palma.