Starlight Guides

ID card for a Starlight Guide
ID card for a Starlight Guide

As fas as I know, the Canaries are the only place in the world to have tour guides with an official qualification in astronomical tourism.  The first batch of 14 starlight guides just qualified.  Most of them are based on La Palma, although one lives on Tenerife.

Each of the new Starlight Guides has passed a course consisting of 120 hours of lectures (on astronomy, the island, and tourism theory) plus practical activities like stargazing and hikes.  You can find details of the course here, (in Spanish).

You can get in contact with a starlight guide via http://www.iac.es/cursostarlight/pages/guias-starlight-acreditados.php

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