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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

What we offer ?

We offer Two special Uniques services:

1 - Local Mobil Stargazing Service

2 - 4 Options , 5 days astro –Geo-tours departure and arrival of your choice Marrakech,Fes,Marrakech or back to back .


1- LOCAL MOBIL STARGAZING SERVICE

Proud to serve you & ready to make your trip successful

TRY US WE DO IT RIGHT.

Option A : 2 to 10 persons :

Welcome to Our Desert Oasis Atro Camp .Stay with us ,Be our host at our Astro camp , large clean private luxurious tents . Manage to arrive at our office, at the center of Hassilabiad village , there , we take you in charge . we transfer you to our astro camp , you get your private tent, we take you for a camel ride in the sand dunes of erg Chebbi , enjoy the scenery of the sun set ,then bring you back . one hour off to relax and explore our Astro camp . once ready we serve you dinner , once well feeded , we give you a presentation about northwest African nomadic tribes and astronomy . mythology and beliefs . then we walk few meters from the camp to enjoy explore and read the sky ( Sky lecture ) then we give you a unique chance to observe the sky using our binocular and telescope 200 mm while we answer your questions . Once you are happy enough you can join a talk around a fire and talk till you feel sleepy and join your tent to have a good sleep . Next morning after breakfast we transfer you back to your vehicle at our office.


Price 1650 Dh / person , equivalent of 165 euros.

all included ( stay at the camp in half board , astronomy cession , camel ride and transfers from and to our Astro camp).


Option B : More than 10 persons:

We came to you where ever you are in Erg Chebbi area , Merzouga,Erfoud and around. After dinner , or before all depends on the sky. Generally we start after dinner at 21 h.


Price:

More than 10 peoples 250 euros. HT, 2500 DHS H.T / more than 20 peoples 300 euros.HT, 3000 DHS H.T.



Astronomical Event Programme

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 visibility, planets, open clusters, questions and answers with our presenter. Discussion opens until

23 h 00 closure and end of the presentation ,Then you are free to join your tent or hotel for a sleep or enjoy open air fire and the fabulous sky


DAILY STARGAZING

ANDROMEDA Desert Sky Camp

“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

We offer unique desert stargazing in Erg Chebbi , Morocco

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ASTRONOMY TRIPS

Stargazing in Sahara desert, Morocco

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

Les Brown

Tour from Marrakech to Fes

5 DAYS STARGAZING TOUR

5 Day Tour from Fes to Merzouga

5 DAYS DESERT ASTRONOMY

Tour from Marrakech to desert

5-Day Astro Trip Marrakech Sahara Fes5-Day Astro Desert Trip from Fes5-Day Astro Sahara Trip Marrakech

When you think about Morocco, one of the last things that comes to mind is stargazing. However, it is an ideal location since, while the majority of us live in areas with high population density and light pollution, which hinder the natural starry sky, there are parts in Morocco with no city lights. Merzouga Erg Chebbi sand dunes are one of Morocco's most spectacular and unusual stargazing destinations. Try a camel trip into the Sahara for an incredible night of stargazing under one of the desert's most beautiful skies. The stars are spectacular in the Sahara, and the sky is gloomy.

5 DAYS DESERT ASTRONOMY

MOHAMMED SEGAOUI

Merzouga desert

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2 – 4 OPTIONS ,5 DAYS ASTRONOMY AND GEOLOGY FIELD TRIPS


1st Option - Start from Marrakech end in Marrakech


Day 1 leave Marrakech cross the high atlas pass , lunch in Ouarzazat Moroccan Hollywood , evening in Alnif desert . First contact with the stars and sky lecture night in a hotel in the flat black stony desert in half board.

Day 2 Today we visit fossil quarries to collect fossils, primarily trilobites, and spend the evening in a hotel near Merzouga's Erg Chebbi sand dunes. After dinner, there will be a lecture about astronomy in nomadic tribal culture, such as Berbers, Bedouins, and Touregs, as well as mythology and beliefs.

Day 3 Today we explore additional geology in the area, meet locals, and get a taste of local culture. Evening sky observation using a 200 mm telescope after dinner. Then it was time to return to the desert camp.

Day 4 drive back thru the road of thousand Kasbahs , night at roses valley at a guest house , night with a local family ..

Day 5 drive back to Marrakech via Tichka high atlas pass be in Marrakech around 16h.

2 – 4 OPTIONS ,5 DAYS ASTRONOMY AND GEOLOGY FIELD TRIPS


2nd Option - Start from Fes , and in Fes (5 Days Trip )

Day 1 leave Fes cross the cedar forest , meet the monkeys at iframe national park , cross the middle atlas , enjoy the change of landscape and scenery ,evening in ERFOUD Hotel 4 stars in half board .

Day 2 explore the geology around Erfoud , go on a trip in the distant past , special geological field collecting trip to find your fossil on your own . End of the afternoon take half an hour Camel ride for experience to enjoy the sunset , Night at Erg Chebbi sand dunes in a desert Camp. First sky lecture after dinner, initiation to the stars and the desert night sky ..

Day 3 explore south Erg Chebbi fascinating landscapes , visit old mines , cretaceous beds , meet back community whose parents was brought as slaves on the 12th century , share a cup of tea , enjoy Gnaoua music , night in the same camp. After dinner presentation regarding astronomy in northwest African culture, Berbers , Bedouin and Touaregs, mythology and believes .

Day 4 explore the history of the TAFILALET Sijilmassa which used to be one of the main caravan meting points from 7th to 12th century , explore the souk afternoon back to the camp for a 200 mm telescope and binocular cession of sky observation of the sky planets , galaxy s ,, night in the same desert camp

Day 5 drive back to Fes enjoying the scenery from the opposite angle. With more knowledge and lots of good souvenirs to be in Fes around 16 h . at your hotel.

2 – 4 OPTIONS ,5 DAYS ASTRONOMY AND GEOLOGY FIELD TRIPS


3rd Option – Start in Marrakech end in Fes (5 Days Trip )

Day 1: We leave Marrakech after being picked up at the hotel, cross the High Atlas mountain, have lunch in Ouarzazate Moroccan Hollywood, and spend the evening in the Alnif desert. First meeting with the stars and sky night in a half-board hotel in the flat black stony desert.

Day 2 : During the day, we visit fossil quarries to collect fossils, primarily trilobites, and spend the evening in a hotel near Merzouga's Erg Chebbi sand dunes. After dinner, take a half-hour Camel ride for an experience to view the sunset. We give a fire and sky talk, as well as conservation. Night under the stars in the camp.

Day 3 : explore south Erg Chebbi fascinating landscapes , visit old mines , cretaceous beds , meet back community whose parents was brought as slaves on the 12th century , share a cup of tea , enjoy Gnaoua music night in the same camp. After dinner presentation regarding astronomy in northwest African culture , Berbers , Bedouin and Touaregs, mythology and believes .

Day 4 : explore the history og the TAFILALET sijilmassa which used to be one of the main caravan meting points from 7th to 12 th century , explore the souk afternoon back to the camp for a 200 mm telescope and binocular cession of sky observation of the sky planets , galaxy s ,, night in the same desert camp.

Day 5 : drive back to Fes enjoying the scenery from the opposite angle. With more knowledge and lots of good souvenirs to be in Fes around 16 h . at your hotel.

2 – 4 OPTIONS ,5 DAYS ASTRONOMY AND GEOLOGY FIELD TRIPS


4th Option - Start from Fes end in Marrakech (5 Days Trip )

Day 1 leave Fes cross the cedar forest , meet the monkeys at iframe national park , cross the middle atlas , enjoy the change of landscape and scenery ,evening in ERFOUD Hotel 4 stars in half board .

Day 2 explore the geology around erfoud , go on a trip in the distant past , special geological field collecting trip to find your fossil on your own . End of the afternoon take half an hour Camel ride for experience to enjoy the sunset , night at Erg Chebbi sand dunes in a desert Camp. First sky lecture after dinner , initiation to the stars and the desert night sky .

Day 3 explore south Erg Chebbi fascinating landscapes , visit old mines , cretaceous beds , meet back community whose parents was brought as slaves on the 12th century , share a cup of tea , enjoy gnaoua music night in the same camp. After dinner presentation regarding astronomy in northwest African culture, Berbers , Bedouin and Touaregs, mythology and believes .

Day 4 explore the history of the TAFILALET sijilmassa which used to be one of the main caravan meting points from 7th to 12 th century , explore the souk afternoon back to the camp for a 200 mm telescope and binocular cession of sky observation of the sky planets , galaxy s ,, night in the same desert camp

Day 5 drive back to Marrakech via tichka high atlas pass to be in Marrakech around 16h.


ASTRO – GEO – TOURS PRICES


Our prices include official taxi 4x4 , gas , driver , geologist astronomer , picnic for lunch ,good hotels or desert camps in half board ,mineral water ,and a large smile.

Our prices exclude all your personal expenses, drinks other than mineral water, soda, alcohol, anything stronger than water, tips.


Minimum: 2 PEOPLES, maximum 12 peoples

Price: 200 EUROS/ DAY/PERSON

N.B : LARGER GROUPS, UNIVERSITYS, GROUPS OF STUDENTS, ASSOCIATIONS, please contact us.

Inquiries & Reservations:

contactastrohamid@gmail.com TRY US ,WE DO IT RIGHT



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