Private star gazing Adventures with huge, Professional Telescopes in Ramon Crater
Private Stargazing Adventures, especially for you, in Makhtesh Ramon.
Groups, families and even couples sharing a romantic evening who are interested in a private stargazing tour are invited to contact us.
Bateva’s guides will be happy to set up huge telescopes just for you, and to take you on a private tour of the night sky, full of experiences and absorbing information for all different audiences, with programs specially designed for kids. Light snacks, cold beers, wine, luxury dinners, portable toilets, live music and other options are available
Regular Private Astronomy Tour
Price: in the Mitzpe Ramon area: ILS 1,400
An expert guide and a huge professional telescope (16” Dobsonian) will be waiting for you at the heart of the desert. Sprawling or seated on mats (with chairs for the older guests), you will receive a fascinating introduction to the night sky. The tour will acquaint you with the different stars and constellations using a powerful laser pointer, and will of course feature a telescope observation. Recommended for up to 15 people. Bring warm clothes.
Premium private Astronomy Tour
Price: in the Mitzpe Ramon area: ILS 2,200
A spectacular and fascinating night in the desert – tea and coffee will be brewed on a small desert fire and you will be invited to make yourself comfortable on mats and mattresses, while an expert guide presents and explains the spectacular night sky to you.
Following the introductory stargazing lecture, over hot tea and roasted marshmallow, you will get to know the night sky using a laser pointer, and observe it with three huge professional telescopes of different types (16” Dobsonian, 10” Schmidt-Cassegrain and 155mm achromatic refractor).
Bring warm cloths
Price: in the Mitzpe Ramon area: ILS 5,500
Are you looking for the most impressive astronomical observation around?
We offer the extraordinary experience of observing the night sky through Israel’s largest mobile telescope, with a diameter of 24”. The telescope’s phenomenal optics allow viewing even especially distant and dark objects, for an outstanding viewing experience of nebulas, galaxies, star clusters and more. The telescope’s diameter will allow you to view even objects that are usually only observable through long-exposure photography.
A sitting area will be set up at the site, with a fire, tea and coffee, mats, mattresses and chairs. Bring warm clothes.
Mitzpe Ramon Planetarium
Price: ILS 2,500
This activity is held in an indoor heated or air-conditioned space. A visit to the Mitzpe Ramon planetarium is the best way to experience, understand and learn about the world of astronomy. Using a state-of-the-art simulation system, the guide will present the night sky, the stars’ movements, constellations, zodiac signs and spectacular objects such as star clusters, nebulas and galaxies.
The 360-degree viewing experience is perfect for illustrating the universe’s dynamics. The guide will provide explanations and answer questions. At the end of the lecture, a 30-minute film on astronomy will be screened - a breathtaking experience thanks to the planetarium’s impressive visual capabilities.