Happening at OLA

 

Astronomical Observations

From Tuesday to Saturday at 21:30 and 23:00 (Summer) or 18:30 (Winter). Learn to find the polar star, identify the constellations and know their legends, relate stellar colours with their temperatures, observe star clusters, nebulas and distant galaxies with the help of our telescopes. Know more
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Young Astronomers

Every Saturdays afternoon, from 16:30 to 17:30, OLA offers activities for children where the young astronomers learn more about science and astronomy in an entertaining and relaxed way. Know more.

Solar observation

From Tuesday to Saturday from 17:00-19:00 (Summer) or 14:00-17:00 (Winter) the observatory offers the possibility of discovering our star through safe telescopes. One can appreciate the solar spots, the protuberances and filaments on the surface of the Sun.

Photography exhibition: Sky & Sea

Exhibition of astronomical and underwater photography by professor Pedro Ré.

 

Services

Activities for Schools

OLA offers Astronomy activities planned taking into consideration the different school years and the curricular plan of the Natural Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics classes. Check here the available activities for schools, from the 1st grade up to the 12th grade. Saber mais

Activities for Senior Groups

OLA offers an ensemble of activities havin gin mind the senior groups. Check here the list of possibilities. Saber mais.

Observation Platforms Rental

The Observatório do Lago Alqueva - OLA makes the observing platforms available to be used by amateur astronomers and astrophotographers.

External Observations for Groups

In case you plan to have a session in the facilities of your company, school or in any event your are organizing, we have at your service the experience of our sky guides and our equipment.