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Astronomy Israel

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Thanks for your interest in my star tours. My tours last about two hours, usually starting at 9:30pm or sometimes 6:00pm/6:30pm in the winter. The first half we do naked eye observing of the sky, identifying constellations, learning star lore...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Mitspe Ramon 80600, Israel
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+972 52-544-9789
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! Ira, the Starman of Mitzpe Ramon, infected me with his enthusiasm for astronomy. He is somebody who clearly has dedicated himself so deeply to his passion and lives it to such an extent that he wants to pass it on to others and wants...More

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We’re glad you enjoyed our journey through the cosmos! /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family of 4. 2 adults, 16 and 12 year old. Ira "the star man of Mitzpe Ramon" was fun to spend time with. We were able to see Saturn, Jupiter and Mars as well as a waxing gibbous moon. I was...More

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us under the frosty skies of Mitzpe Ramon. We’re glad everyone enjoyed themselves! /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ira “the star man” and his assistant Ziv were both incredible! So kind and knowledgeable. Everything was very well organized and set up. Even though we had clouds for most of the night he made the experience fun and interesting. Very recommended!

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Ira M, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry about those pesky clouds. Thank you for joining us under the cloudy skies of Mitzpe Ramon! /Ira

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We came to see the stars in the sky in general and the meteor shower in particular. And we left extremely glad that we did this with Ira's tour. It was interesting and incredible fun. I hope we can do this again some time!

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for joining us with the shooting stars! /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

an unforgettable evening and night! great program, very informative, fun and very unusual! we recommend everyone to attend this event! Many thanks to the organizers and the presenter!

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Ira M, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for joining our star party and so glad you had a great time! /Ira

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

David has a passion for astronomy which is conveyed through his presentation. Even if you don’t listen to a word he says, just sitting in that beautiful spot under a star studded sky will be sufficient. My only word of caution is to be certain...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great time last night. A packed program: have seen the Milky Way and some persid meteors, observed through the telescope Saturn with its ring and Jupiter with its moons. Besides, Mars was so big because it was near as it hadn't been...More

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Ira M, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you for joining us under the dark skies of Mitzpe Ramon! /Ira

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Ira knows his stuff and even at the late hour kept young children engaged. He patiently and passionately answered all of an inquisitive 7-year-old's questions and didn't mind explaining and expanding upon tangents as young kids are wont to do. Even someone knowledgeable about astronomy...More

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks for joining us under our desert skies. Keep in lookin’ up! /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Ira provided a well organized, enjoyable, and educational evening of star-gazing for adults and children. I highly recommend this. Great value.

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thank you for joining us under the desert skies of Mitzpe Ramon. Keep on lookin’ up! /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful tour last night. Ira and Ziv were excellent with my kids too. Seeing Saturn so clearly was unforgettable. Inspiring for my space loving kids. Thanks. Propis Family

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thanks for joining us under the stars. We are glad you enjoyed our little trip to the stars. /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

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chantalyo
17 June 2018|
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Response from penny905 | Reviewed this property |
he has it every night. just contact him and book it
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Barbara I
29 March 2018|
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It is very unlikely you would get to Beresheet to do the 9:30 tour. Plus you would be exhausted. And there’s still a chance of clouds that time of year. /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon
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Mindy H
23 February 2018|
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3 year olds usually fall asleep in the cold and dark. 7 is marginal and depends on their interests in things like space, astraunats, planets, sci-fi, etc. /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon
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