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Santana Astronomical Observatory

Rua de Santana | Pico do Bode, Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel 9600-166, Portugal
+351 296 492 764
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Super visit

Very good exhibition which was well explained by the staff together with a lot of patience for our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tobias B
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Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff

We came here for a few hours on the last day on the island. Although fairly small, the information... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Dipika P
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Observatório Astronómico de Santana (Santana's Astronomical Observatory) is a Science Center in the Azores, part of the Azores' Region Science Center Network, that has science and educational outreach as its main goal, always focusing in the themes of astronomy and space exploration. Our activities are focused on the schools' science educational programs, providing adequate learning bases to all students. We too work for the community, giving our region the access to astronomical material and continued formation to all ages and social backgrounds. More than being a science center, our work is supported on outreach activities, bringing astronomy to people, whoever and wherever they are.
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2 weeks ago
“Super visit”
12 Mar 2018
“Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rua de Santana | Pico do Bode, Rabo de Peixe, Sao Miguel 9600-166, Portugal
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+351 296 492 764
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good exhibition which was well explained by the staff together with a lot of patience for our kids. The moview in the dome was very informative. Can really recommend the place.

Thank Tobias B
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Pedro G, Gerente de relações públicas at Santana Astronomical Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tobias, Glad you enjoyed your visit. We always try our best to offer the best time to everyone, dispite age or knowledge. Hope you can visit us again. All the best!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We came here for a few hours on the last day on the island. Although fairly small, the information inside is plentiful. The staff are really friendly and we had our own version of a private tour, given there was no one else around. Lots...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Very informative and the staff are happy to discuss the displays with you. I learnt a lot! ITs also outstandingly good value !

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The observatory is well worth a visit, it's not a huge place with massive telescopes and lots of technological wizardry but it is run by astronomers who are enthusiastic about their work and the subject which makes for a very interesting and informative 2 hours....More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very small observatory but with some very interesting features. First the reception was very warm as I guess we were the fist visitors that day. A very nice lady guide us through the place for around 15 min explaining everything before giving...More

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Pedro G, Gerente de relações públicas at Santana Astronomical Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to have given you a good time. We're always doing our best to help create a fun way for everyone to learn more about Science and the Universe. And it is an honour to be recognized...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived here just by chance but we were so happy to visit this interesting place run by enthusiasts astronomers. Pedro's explanations were fascinating, he did show us not only the exhibition but also the planetarium, various telescopes and some interesting videos. We have been...More

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Pedro G, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Santana Astronomical Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Giorgio, Thank you for your kind words. We are always enthusiastic when we're visited by curious and interested people just like yourself. It was a pleasure having you and hopefully we will see you again next time you're in the Azores.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views and lovely hiking surround this observatory. The drive in is worth the detour alone!

Thank sumirejay
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Pedro G, Gerente de relações públicas at Santana Astronomical Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for much for you review. Hopefully you'll visit again in the future and we'll more to show. Best regards.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I had no high expectations but I was pleasantly surprised! I had a lot of fun and it was very informative. The staff was very helpfull and explained a lot. There were fun activities and it all was nicely set up with the telescope, a...More

2  Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We came to ser the Plèiades and we saw lots more. The staff is really nice and helpful. We had a great time there.

1  Thank Jordi S
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very nice place to explore outer space for kids and even elderly people, lots to learn and lots to see in clear Azorean skies! Very helpful and skilled staff.

1  Thank monasgate
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