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What's Up Observatory

near Beer Ora, Eilat, Israel
+972 54-481-9973
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Warmly recommended especially during the meteor shower seasons which is unforgettable. Ethan is... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Shelley Z
Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
Highly recommend!

Ethan has an obvious passion for astronomy and has put together a fascinating program for all. We... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Jen and Graem L
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You don't need a pith helmet or a visit to a safari outfitter to join one of our star safaris (warm clothes though are a good idea). Together we travel millions of light years through the Milky Way and beyond.Our regular Stargazing program is about an hour and a half long and introduces you to many of the wonders of the ever changing sky. We identify some constellations and asterisms, keeping everyone on the same object by pointing with our special green laser that appears to actually touch the stars. Through the eyepiece of of our computerized telescope and hand held binoculars, we visit the nearby objects of our solar system, the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter and maybe even Mars and Venus and Uranus, all depending on the changes of the night sky from season to season, day to day and hour to hour.We continue out to DSOs, (Deep Sky Objects) experiencing the beauty of open clusters, the colors and folds of nebulae and the magnificence of inter galactic traveling globular clusters. Discover multi colored stars in the sky and learn about their ages and development. If we are lucky we will be able to spot a few Galaxies. "מה למעלה" מצפה הכוכבים של אילת והערבה, היא כיתה מתחת כיפת השמים שבסיסה באילת שבו אתה יכול לבוא ללילה מהנה וחינוכי של צפייה בכוכבים מונחה על ידי מחנך אסטרונומיה, איתן שוורץ. "מה למעלה" היא אטרקציה ניידת כדי שנוכל גם בקלות להביא המצפה שלנו אליך. אתה עשוי להיות מופתע עד כמה אנחנו יכולים להראות לך בשמי הלילה של אזורים עירוניים למרות ששום דבר לא יכול להשתוות לפאר של השמים החשוכים של המדבר. בנוסף, בעזרת המדריך המוסמך קולין פורטרת אפשר להכין מדורות וטיולים רגלים.
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near Beer Ora, Eilat, Israel
+972 54-481-9973
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Warmly recommended especially during the meteor shower seasons which is unforgettable. Ethan is knowledgable and has the ability to impart the information in a simple yet professional way. This outing with Ethan is a magical and unique experience for young and old alike not to...More

Thank Shelley Z
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Ethan has an obvious passion for astronomy and has put together a fascinating program for all. We met Ethan in the desert about 20 minutes north of Eilat in July under the dark sky. For the next two hours, my husband, teens and myself observed...More

Thank Jen and Graem L
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My husband has always been into astronomy. When I saw this activity, I thought it would be perfect for him. We saw the moon (including the craters on it), Jupiter, and Saturn, plus some other clusters of stars. We enjoyed the experience, and I would...More

Thank Haylee R
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Ethan sent us the address, spreaded a sheet to sit on and started a very interesting explanation about the star system and his own stories in his own special way. We've really enjoyed and would recommend everyone to try it!

Thank Omer N
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

In one word-amazing!! We had lots of fun, and learned so much about the stars and the sun, seen them though the telescope. I really recommend!

Thank אילנה ס
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Superb evening in the desert under the auspices of expert astronomer Eitan. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about this science. His high powered telescope is great and it is so relaxing to lay down on a rug and just gaze up to the stars...More

Thank Mirtoguy
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A fun, educational experience with Eitan in the desert outside of Eilat. Went with family, ages 5-78, we all enjoyed it. Eitan even rekindled a long-dormant interest in astronomy.

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The conditions were nearly perfect - a warm evening with no moon and littlle background light. I tagged along with a group staying at Club Ramon in Mitzpe Ramon. Mitpe Ramon is located high in the Negev desert on the rim of a spectacular crater....More

Thank Eilat_is_Home
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I recently returned to Eilat, having visited previously in February. Ethan was the first person I contacted upon my arrival. I couldn't wait to get back into the desert and under the stars. Just 30 minutes or so north of town, we set up Ethan's...More

Thank Namsuah
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Ethan picked us up on time and took us out to a really quiet place in the desert to set up the telescope. After showing explaining stars and star constellations, all three of us had a very interesting discussion about astrophysics. Great evening with a...More

Thank Rowan M
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Alexei T
26 July 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling him at +972 54-481-9973 and if you do not reach him, leve a message with your phone number.
Suzanne K
4 July 2016|
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Response from Shmuel B | Reviewed this property |
You need to meet him in the desert. I would think you could make arrangements with a local taxi to bring you out.
Daniel Felipe A
25 April 2015|
Response from Shlomiesdad | Property representative |
Thank you Daniel, i love what I do and hope I pass that along to my guests.