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Tenerife gets stargazing recognition

Tenerife gets stargazing recognition
19 Nov 2013

Tenerife has been named as a top destination for stargazing enthusiasts by the Starlight Foundation. 

The Canary Island's Teide National Park has been declared a Starlight Reserve and will be hosting a range of events next year to cater for astro-tourists, Travel Daily UK reports.

'Astronomy is becoming a more and more popular activity in Tenerife,' commented Carlos Alonso, president of the Tenerife Island government.

'The Starlight seal recognises the excellent quality of the island's skies, which keep attracting tourists and scientists from around the world.'

There are a number of reasons why so many stars are visible in the Teide National Park, including low levels of light pollution, year-round good weather and clear skies, a lack of air pollution and the high altitude of Mount Teide, which further increases visibility. 

The park is also popular during the daytime, when cyclists and hikers take advantage of the sunny weather and rugged terrain. ADNFCR-408-ID-801662244-ADNFCR

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