To coincide with the expected meteorite shower, from the debris from Halley’s comet, on 21 and 22 October 2014 a unique 2 night desert astronomy package will be available at Erg Chigaga great dunes, which will include return private charter flights Marrakech / Zagora.
- return charter flights via 18 seat twin-engine jet Marrakech / Zagora. Flight time approx. 55 minutes each way;
- return 4×4 transfers Zagora to desert camp, at Erg Chigaga great dunes. Driving time approx. 3.5 hours each way;
- 2 nights full board accommodation in a luxury tent (all drinks and desert activities included);
- night sky and star-gazing presentations from special guest, Ken Campbell, on 21 and 22 October.
On each evening, Ken will make a presentation of about one hour focusing on our place in the universe and the birth of stars. Dinner will be served under the stars. After dinner Ken will provide one to one ‘tutoring’, guiding you around the constellations. Using our telescope you will be able to see the planet Mars as well as the rings of Saturn. Deep sky objects will be seen such as the Orion Nebula, the mysterious ring nebula and the stunning Pleiades star cluster. The dark sky environment will allow you to see fainter objects such as the Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years away!
The price of this special package is €1950 per person, based on double / twin share.
Single supplement €300.
Please contact us for further information.