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Astro Travels La Palma News


1-8 July 2016: Starlight, Beyond Light Pollution workshop
and the sixth SARM Romanian expedition to Canary Islands!
Workshop website, speakers and excursions here. Some memories here.

29 Feb 2016: Swiss "Yverdon-les-Bains" college students visit the ORM.
Lead by Prof. Huub Verhagen, a group of 23 young college students from Switzerland took part in a science training trip which included 3 nights camping in the cold winter mountains of La Palma! During one day, the group visited the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, and here are some memories of their trip.

18 May 2015: Starlight meeting in La Palma!
A short dark sky meeting took place in the Hotel Las Olas, La Palma, featuring international participation from Romania, USA, Canada and Netherlands and live webcast, with the aim to establish the starlight conference in 2016 in La Palma.
Some memories are included here.

May 2015: The fifth SARM Romanian expedition in La Palma!
Organized by the Romanian Society of Meteors and Astronomy (SARM), the fifth expedition in La Palma and Tenerife took place between 11-23 May 2015 in two packages. Some memories about meeting old and making new friends, here.

Dec 2014: The AMOS project back at ORM observatory!
A group of 4 Slovak researchers lead by Dr. Juraj Toth returned for their second expedition at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM). The visit included a meeting with ORM administration regarding the AMOS project to install two permanent meteor observing stations in La Palma and Tenerife. Update 2015: The AMOS project succeeded in installing two permanent cameras at ORM and OT observatories, acc to their website.

Nov 2014: The Japanese Phoenicids expedition in La Palma!
A group of 12 Japaneses attended an expedition to observe the Phoenicids meteor shower and visit the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM). The group included Dr. Juniki Watanabe (NAOJ), Dr. Emeritus Junji Nakamura (University of Tokyo, discoverer of this meteor shower), the NHK national television and other people from Kawasaki Science Museum, Nippon Meteor Society and other amateur astronomers. Some memories here.

May 2014: The fourth SARM Romanian expedition in La Palma!
Organized by Astro Travels for the Romanian Society of Meteors and Astronomy (SARM), the fourth expedition in La Palma and Tenerife took place between 23 May - 4 June 2014 in three packages. The full announcement (in Romanian) on the SARM website and some memories included this Astro Travels page.

May 2014: Astro Travels to sponsor the the Spanish CEA 2014!
The 21st edition of the Spanish National Congress of Astronomy (CEA) will take place in 1-4 May 2014 in Granada. The winner of the video time-lapse category of the astro-photography contest of this meeting will attend a visit in La Palma and Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory (ORM), sponsored by Astro Travels. Read the announcement in Spanish here. Jan 2015: The winner Victor Gonzales visited ORM (INT, WHT and GTC telescopes).

April 2014: Comenius University (Bratislava) expedition in La Palma and Tenerife!
Four Slovak astronomers, namely Drs. Juraj Toth, Pavel Zigo, Leonard Kornos and Josef Vilagi, participated between 2-9 April 2014 in an expedition to observe meteors in double station from Canary Islands La Palma and Tenerife. The motivation was double and we hope to continue this collaboration. Few memories here.

Nov 2013: The Nordic Science School again in La Palma!
More than 50 Finish high school students and professors lead by Dr. Rami Rekola attended this second school organized by Astro Travels, which included a visit in Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory and observations on the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT). Some pictures will come soon.

Nov 2013: Third Romanian SARM expedition in La Palma!
Lead by Valentin Grigore and Attila Munzlinger, 27 members and friends of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) attended 10 day expedition in La Palma and Tenerife, which included few astronomy nights and one in Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory. See some pictures here.

Nov 2012: The Nordic Science School in La Palma!
About 50 Finish high school students and professors lead by Dr. Rami Rekola attended this first school organized by Astro Travels, observing on the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT).

Sep 2012: The International Meteor Conference (IMC 2012) in La Palma!
110 participants from 25 countries attended this international astronomy meeting organized by Astro Travels for the International Meteor Organization (IMO), with the sponsorship of Cabildo de La Palma (our insular authority). See the whole announcement here, some pictures here and the IMO IMC2012 website here.

Oct 2010: First Romanian SARM expedition in La Palma
25 amateur astronomers and friends participated in the first Romanian Astronomical Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) expedition in La Palma and Tenerife, lead by Valentin Grigore and Catalin Paduraru. See some pictures here and read memories here.


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