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Ira is almost as interesting as the sky

We came to see the stars in the sky in general and the meteor shower in particular. And we left... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jonathan F
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an unforgettable evening and night! great program, very informative, fun and very unusual! we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Екатерина П
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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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Mitspe Ramon 80600, Israel
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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 2 days ago 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!

1  Thank Екатерина П
Ira M, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing night of star gazing. Ira, the starman, is an avid astronomy buff who is knowledgeable about everything celestial and educates with a droll but thorough presentation. With three high power telescopes, we could clearly see the rings of Saturn and the moons of...More

2  Thank Esther F
Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us under our Negev skies! /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Wonderful view of the night sky. Saw Jupiter through the telescope with moons orbiting. The commentary and explanations of what you were seeing were great. Dress warmly even in the summer!

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for joining us under Mitzpe Ramon’s skies. We are glad you had such a great experience! /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

Reviewed 1 June 2018

took tour with ira who is excellent and really nice. recommend it highly. fascinating. nothing like the negev.

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Machefsky, Owner at Astronomy Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for joining us under our Negev skies. /Ira, The Starman of Mitzpe Ramon ✨

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chantalyo
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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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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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