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Hello friends,
Recently I had the great pleasure of accompanying a group of physics students from UCC on an observing trip to the IAC observatory on Tenerife.

I'm writing a couple of articles about the trip for my blog and I think you might enjoy the read.

A Week In Tenerife Part 1

Enjoy and clear skies
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I've been super busy with a secret project, so my blog has been suffering. I'm finally back on track so here is part 2 of my trip to Tenerife. Hope you enjoy

astronomybox.blogspot.ie/2013/03/a-week-...observatory.html?m=1
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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: Trip to Mt Tiede Observatory, Tenerife.

Hi William. My wife Valerie and I are going to Tenerife in October as part of the Total Solar Eclipse trip with Ring Of Fire expedition. Thank you for this report.
If we do go to the Mount Tiede observatory, could you tell us would the guides be spoken in English?

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Hi Aubrey,
A solar eclipse trip to Tenerife in october ???
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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: Trip to Mt Tiede Observatory, Tenerife.

Yes Dave. We fly to Tenerife in late October and stay there for nearly a week. Then we get on the ship with the "Ring of Fire" people -go across the Atlantic -and arrive in Barbados in November. The total solar eclipse is on November 3rd.
See you at Cosmos.

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Hi Audrey,
I'm not sure exactly how the public visits work. This page might clarify it for you www.iac.es/eno.php?op1=3&op2=421&lang=en

Or you could email them directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'm sure they'd be able to answer any questions.

Sorry I can't be of more help
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Trip to Mt Tiede Observatory, Tenerife.

The total solar eclipse is on November 3rd.
See you at Cosmos.

Aubrey.

ah yes, the november hybrid eclipse,
See you in a few weeks.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Re: Trip to Mt Tiede Observatory, Tenerife.

That is an excellent start, William. Thank you so much. We can check all this out with "Ring of Fire".

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Glad to help. Either way, Tenerife is an amazing place and I'm sure you'll really enjoy it there
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Here's part 3. It's more about the astronomy I was able to do while we were on Tenerife, in between filming of course

astronomybox.blogspot.ie/2013/04/a-week-...ede-observatory.html

Hope you enjoy!

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Just had a look at the Cruise, wow!!!!!!
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I've just booked a holiday to Lanzarote in May. They have a hugely active astro community over there so I'm hoping to meet up with them.

Also I'm going to try and borrow one of the Canon 5Ds from work and a nice 18mm. Fingers crossed
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5d cool. even the mark ii is an amazing camera. I hope to have one one day myself.

if it was me i would rent one of these from Conns for the trip.

its about the best lens for shooting the night sky IMHO

www.cameranu.nl/en/objectieven/canon/vas...ctief/h125_477_7402/

if Santa is listning, ill have one of these and a Mark iii this year. I have been o' so good.
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Hey everyone,
here are the last parts of my account of the trip to Tenerife. The final part has the videos we created for ucc featuring some interviews with dr Paul Callanan and the students.

Hope you enjoy!

PART 4

PART 5
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