Observe the southern sky with a guide

SAINT PAUL, Réunion

Experience hosted by Sébastien

2 hours, Hosted in French, English, and Spanish
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Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

You will be greeted upon arrival by an astronomy guide and you will attend a presentation of the sky using simulation software, you will locate the constellations and stellar objects to be observed using a laser.

You will observe through the instruments the stars of the moment with a hot drink to warm you up.

The evening ends with astrophotography or astroselfie with the starry sky in the background.
A timelapse video is produced during the evening with a camera. This allows to highlight the rotation of our planet and to show the evolution of the evening.

The day after the evening, the photos and the timelapse video will be sent to you as a download link in order to keep good memories of this experience among the stars.

Additional information: availability is programmed according to the phase of the Moon. We offer observations that require the limited presence of our satellite in order to fully enjoy a starry night.

Notes: There is a weather point which will be communicated to travelers. If the weather doesn't allow the evening to run smoothly, the experience will be canceled and you will be fully reimbursed by Airbnb. In this case, you can schedule another date depending on your availability.
Other things to note
Each experience depends on the weather, if the sky does not allow the observation of the stars, you will be informed and reimbursed in full.

Even if the sky is overcast in your dwelling, it is possible that the sky is clear in the Maïdo since the place is located above the clouds (2000m of altitude)
You will be greeted upon arrival by an astronomy guide and you will attend a presentation of the sky using simulation software, you will locate the constellations and stellar objects to be observed using a laser.

You will observe through the instruments the stars of the moment with a hot drink to warm you up.

The evening ends with astrophotography or astroselfie with the starry sky in the background.
A timelapse video i…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Hot chocolate (with almond milk)
    Additional covers
  • Equipment
    Telescope Celestron C9.25 (235mm de diameter)
    Apochromatic Refractor i...

Meet your host, Sébastien

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I am Sebastian, amateur astronomer, your guide to this experience. I will share my knowledge of astronomy with you through professional equipment made available for the observation of the Southern sky.

I share with you a bit of my history in astronomy. It started at the age of 10 with an encyclopedia and three years later, my first telescope with which I was able to develop my knowledge in the field.

I had the opportunity to observe and photograph astronomical phenomena such as the total eclipse of the Sun in 2001, the annular eclipse of the Sun in 2016 and several eclipses of the Moon.

I have continued this adventure for 23 years and today with my wife *Silvia, we team up to share a pleasant moment with you.

* [Silvia is Mexican, this will be the opportunity to discuss in Spanish! ]
I am Sebastian, amateur astronomer, your guide to this experience. I will share my knowledge of astronomy with you through professional equipment made available for the observation of the Southern sky.

I share with you a bit of my history in astronomy. It started at the age of 10 with an encyclopedia and three years later, my first telescope with which I was able to develop my knowledge in the field.

I had the opportunity to observe and photograph astronomical phenomena suc…
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Fri, Jul 30
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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Where you'll be

Despite numerous turns before arriving on the spot, you will discover a place where the sky is devoid of any light pollution. This place has a large area for parking and camping on site.
Be careful, at an altitude of about 2000m it is very cold (between 3° and 16°C) during the experiment, so it is necessary to plan well what to cover (several sweaters, trousers, bonnets, gloves,...).

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 175 reviews.

Khalissa
July 2021
Expérience hors du commun, Sébastien et sa femme sont chaleureux et ont le sens du partage. Nous sommes très contents d’avoir eu l’opportunité d’observer les étoiles sous toutes leurs coutures :)
Nour El Iman
July 2021
Excellente soirée sous les étoiles, j’ai passé un moment magique avec Sébastien et sa femme, très passionné et chaleureux, où on en ressort la tête pleins de souvenirs et de connaissances sur la Voie lactée. Ça vaut clairement le détour, à faire !
Excellente soirée sous les étoiles, j’ai passé un moment magique avec Sébastien et sa femme, très passionné et chaleureux, où on en ressort la tête pleins de souvenirs et de connai…
Aline
February 2021
J'avais réservé cette expérience pour mon frère et ma belle-soeur. Ceux-ci ont été d'après leur retour ravis ! Je cite leurs propos "c'était super poétique et beau" "super cadeau, c'était vraiment chouette d'en apprendre plus sur l'astrologie, très intéressant" :) Merci à vous Sébastien !
J'avais réservé cette expérience pour mon frère et ma belle-soeur. Ceux-ci ont été d'après leur retour ravis ! Je cite leurs propos "c'était super poétique et beau" "super cadeau,…
Yohann
January 2021
Une superbe expérience la tête dans les étoiles ! Ce moment partagé avec Sébastien et sa femme ont été inoubliables, surtout le chocolat chaud ! ^^
Angelina
January 2021
Une expérience magique et hors du commun ! Pour les amoureux du ciel , cette expérience est faite pour vous ! Vous aurez la chance de voir des amas d'étoiles et des nébuleuses au télescope, apprendre à reconnaître les constellations et partager un bon chocolat chaud. Sébastien est passionnant et passionné ! À faire de toute urgence lors de votre passage sur la réunion
Une expérience magique et hors du commun ! Pour les amoureux du ciel , cette expérience est faite pour vous ! Vous aurez la chance de voir des amas d'étoiles et des nébuleuses au t…
Aurélien
January 2021
Superbe expérience, plein les yeux! Sébastien est prévenant et passionnant. L’expérience est en trois parties ce qui apporte son lot de surprises. Nous avons appris beaucoup de choses et avons observé des objets célestes de toutes sortes. Le lieu est exceptionnelle, la Réunion se prête parfaitement à l’observation du ciel, et nous en repartons en espérant que tous nos vœux soient exhaussés ) Magique!
Superbe expérience, plein les yeux! Sébastien est prévenant et passionnant. L’expérience est en trois parties ce qui apporte son lot de surprises. Nous avons appris beaucoup de cho…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.