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The Sahara, the desert, the moon, the stars, the planets, constellations, meteors and the Milky Way have been fascinating humans since the dawn of man. The Sahara is a very popular highlight in any tour to Morocco. And stargazing in the desert night is guaranteed to become a truly unforgettable experience. Just one more reason why you should not miss it while being in the area!

We invite you to discover the beauty of the sky from our camp site in the desert in the deep South of Morocco. We are based in Erfoud, where the sky meets the Earth. We welcome you to share our knowledge and experience in astronomy at our camp, so come to the deep South of the Moroccan desert to make your dream become a reality!

Many civilizations from antiquity, including the early Babylonians and Mesopotamians, the Maya, the Chinese, the Arabs - in particular during the Midvale period - and the Greeks, with the rest of the Europeans following in their tracks, have explored the sky, discovered, named and enjoyed a lot of stars, constellations, galaxies, planets and more. The began using their discoveries for orientation purposes, as reference and guidance in the desert to safely run their trading routes by caravans from South to North and vice versa. The stars showed them their way - back to their camp sites and families.


SO ARE YOU DREAMING OF THE DESERT NIGHT SKY ?

Discover the Milky Way, the Polar Star, the Planets Saturn and Jupiter, the constellations of the Big Dipper, Little Dipper and Cassiopeia. Continue with other planets, stars and constellations with both your naked eye as well as our 200 mm telescope.

Imagine what you will be able to see through our equipment! You may be able to identify stars like Arcturus, Aldebaran, Alderamine, Vega, Altair, Sirius, Rigel and many more. Would you like to see a falling star and make a wish - chances are tremendous! Do not observe only one but - with a little luck - several meteors per night! Discover and admire the sky, the planets, the stars from this unique observation point.

Take your very own actual observations of the sky by using our telescope as much as you wish. Decide for your own whether the famous constellation you see is really a big bear --- or rather a casserole or even a camel !

Stargazing in Merzouga!

Sahara desert in Morocco …

STARGAZING IN MERZOUGA

MOROCCO ASTRONOMY

Make your trip a special one and join us to share our Astronomical knowledge!

Astronomical Event Programme For actual price please contact us.

Manage to meet us at our office at RIAD KEM KEM Situated at the center of the village Hassilabiad.

We take you in charge after registration we do have to drive 40 mn ON 4X4 ROUGH ROAD to reach our camp ANDROMEDA BIVOUAC at the SACRED OASIS .

We welcome you with a mint tea or spiced coffee , Touareg café , then WE take you for a walk in the oasis , enjoy the sun set in the desert , contemplates VENUS is visible after sunset , then dinner at the camp .


at 21 h 00 - general presentation - Presentation will include details about the nomadic style of life and the impact of the sky, stars, planets on the life of the desert’s human inhabitants - how they managed to guide their trading caravans on safe routes across the mighty Sahara by using the night sky as a means of orientation.

at 21 h 45 - observation - Sky observation and contemplation, testing your knowledge and how you understood the presentation.

at 22 h 00 - sky lecture  - Exploration of circumpolar constellations, other visible constellations depending on season, open clusters, planets & the Milky Way.

at 22 h 30 - observation using a 200 mm telescope - Observation of the moon if in visibilty, planets, open clusters, questions and answers with our presenter. Discussion open until at 23 h 00 - closure and end of the presentation. WE drive you back to your hotel 40 mn on 4x4 .


Bivouac ANDROMEDA

Desert Sky Lecture ,Nomadic Tribes Mythology & 200 mm Telescope Deep Sky Observation / Stargazing At Andromeda Desert Sky Camp Merzouga

Reservations Allo Hamid Astro 00 212 621218521.

www.moroccodesertstargazing.com , desertastrolabe@gmail.com .

DAILY STARGAZING

In Merzouga desert, Morocco

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Stargazing in Sahara desert, Morocco

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. ”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”

Stephen Hawking

“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.”

Les Brown

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5 DAY STARGAZING TOUR

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5 DAY DESERT ASTRONOMY

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We offer unique desert stargazing in Erg Chebbi , Morocco

4 Day from Marrakech to Fez5 Day from Fez to Marrakech5 Day from Marrakech

Star gazing is not one of the things that immediately springs to mind when you are visiting Morocco. However, it is an ideal destination because although most of us live in areas with high population density and light pollution which obstruct the natural starry sky, there are areas in Morocco where there are no city lights .Merzouga Erg chebbi sand dunes is one of the fabulous And unique paradises for stargazing in Morocco. Try Camel trek into the Sahara for an unforgettable night of stargazing at one of the spectacular desert sky . The stars in the Sahara are fantastic , and the sky is dark.

4 DAY DESERT ASTRONOMY

MOHAMMED SEGAOUI

Merzouga desert