Why Canary Islands and La Palma to host our Workshop?
First, because Astro Travels resides here. Second, because La Palma
hosts one of the best astronomical observatories in the world, which
in 2015 celebrated 30 years of history, thus we must protect its dark
skies against light pollution. Third, because in 2007 La Palma hosted
the first Conference and Declaration in Defence of the Night Sky and
the Right to Starlight, published by UNESCO and the local Spanish
authorities. And last but not the least, because our La Isla Bonita
is indeed gorgeous and deserves your visit!
The Canary archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1300 km South
from the mainland Spain and 100 km West from the African cost (Morocco). It includes
7 islands owned by Spain, among which La Palma (in the Noth-West of the archipelago),
Tenerife and Gran Canaria (central). Despite its distance from Europe, the subtropical
Canary Islands represent important tourist attractions, being served by many connections.
The weather in La Palma is great during the whole year. July is the sunniest month, with 8 hours
daily statistics, and only 1% statistics of rain. Despite this, it is not too hot, with 23C = 73F
degrees average, minimum 20C and maximum 26C) and not too humid. The ocean temperature is
21C (70F), just perfect for beach, snorkeling or diving!
The following live webcams give you a better idea about the climate and nature in La Palma.