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

DAILY STARGAZING

ANDROMEDA Desert Sky Camp

We offer unique desert stargazing in Erg Chebbi , Morocco

ASTRONOMY TRIPS

Stargazing in Sahara desert, Morocco

Tour from Marrakech to Fez

5 DAYS STARGAZING TOUR

5 Day Tour from Fez to Merzouga

5 DAYS DESERT ASTRONOMY

Tour from Marrakech to desert

5 Day from Marrakech to Fez 5 Day Astronomy Tour from Fez 5 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.

5 DAYS DESERT ASTRONOMY

MOHAMMED SEGAOUI

Merzouga desert

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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,Fez,Marrakech or back to back .


1- LOCAL MOBIL STARGAZING SERVICE

Option A : we came to you were 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 , we start our astronomical event.

Option B : Book your hotel or camp of your choice in BB and make sure to be at our Andromeda desert camp before 17h . We offer you diner and astronomy event , talk & sky observation , once the event finish you drive back to your hotel.


PS : we can organize the PICKUP but you pay for it in extra .


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


LOCAL MOBIL STARGAZING SERVICE PRICES

Price option A

Minimum 2 to 10 peoples 250 euros

more than 10 peoples 300 euros

Price option B

Minimum 2 peoples 100 euros / Person.

More than 2 peoples 80 euros / Person.

Groups > 10 people’s 60 euros /Person.


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 : during the day visit many fossils quarry’s to collect fossils mainly trilobites , evening in a hotel at Erg Chebbi sand dunes of Merzouga . take half an hour Camel ride for experience to see sunset , after dinner presentation about astronomy in nomadic tribes culture Berbers , Bedouins and Touregs , mythology and beliefs.

Day 3 : explore more geology in the area , meet local peoples , touch with the local culture . Evening after dinner cession of sky observation with a telescope 200 mm . Then back 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 Fez , and in Fez (5 Days Trip )

Day 1: leave Fez 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 Fez enjoying the scenery from the opposite angle. With more knowledge and lots of good souvenirs to be in Fez around 16 h . at your hotel.

2 – 4 Options ,5 Days Astronomy and Geology Field trips


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

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

Day 2 : during the day visit many fossils quarry’s to collect fossils mainly trilobites, evening in a hotel at Erg Chebbi sand dunes of merzouga . End of the afternoon take half an hour Camel ride for experience to enjoy the sunset, after dinner. We do a fire and a sky lecture and conservation. Night in the camp under stars .

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

2 – 4 Options ,5 Days Astronomy and Geology Field trips


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

Day 1: leave Fez 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:

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