The Story of Azimuth – Spain’s Astrotourism Pioneers

Sara Dobak

Hi, I’m Sara, founder and writer at Travel Continuum, where I write about my global travel experiences, with a special passion for the stars and sustainability. I believe in the power of education through travel, and here I share the tales and tips that I find interesting and inspiring. I hope that you do too.

continuum /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/: a sequence of elements where the extremes are very different, but each individual stage is barely distinguishable from the next.

Something that keeps going, changing gradually over time…like the seasons.

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8 Responses

  1. Lucy says:

    Sounds like a great plan, be interesting to see how they get on with it. I’ve never tried star photography but would love to give it a go next time I’m out somewhere dark enough!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      I’m ashamed to say I have no idea about astrophotography myself….yet! The Azimuth team have done incredibly well since my meeting with them and I’m sure their success will increase even more.

  2. That’s quite a story and I really wish them well. Astronomy is certainly something I’d love to learn more about and, as you know, the night sky is something I want to try photographing. When are we going up the Trundle?

    • Sara Dobak says:

      I know, I know…it’s March already!! I must get a tripod first..then we can re-schedule that visit!

  3. Anna Parker says:

    That was fascinating and the azimuth photo is just incredible. Going somewhere to high and clear would be perfect even for a novice!

    • Sara Dobak says:

      Indeed, that’s the point of people like the Azimuth team…to cater not only for die-hard enthusiasts but to engage complete novices and groups with mixed interests too.

  4. Oh this is really cool – I have done astronomy tourism in a few locations and it is always deeply fascinating. I learned in Jasper, Alberta that it is essential to have these areas with little light pollution to observe the stars and I agree there’s lots of scope to open this kind of thing up to more tourists.

    • Sara Dobak says:

      You are spot on about light pollution – as well as obscuring the stars, it’s becoming increasingly well known that it has a terrible impact on wildlife because of its interference with natural biorhythms…and the same goes for humans!

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