Newsletter – February 2019

Newsletter February 2019

Observatório do Lago Alqueva - OLA
OLA participated in Fitur
In January, OLA traveled with the Reguengos de Monsaraz delegation to participate in the 39th edition of Fitur – Madrid’s International Tourism Fair. In this way, the region’s wines, the activities and astrotourism could be promoted.
In February and March the Lake Alqueva Observatory awaits you!
From Tuesday to Saturday at 18:30
Stargazing sessions
A guided tour of the magnificent sky of Monsaraz, where one can learn the orientation by the Northern Star, identify constellations and their legends, relate colours of stars with their ages, observe star clusters, nebulas and distant galaxies with the help of telescopes. The explanations are provided in simple language by the OLA’s guides.
Saturdays at 16:00
Astronomical Saturdays
Every Saturday afternoon, OLA offers activities for children where the young astronomers learn more about science and astronomy in an entertaining and relaxed way. Consult here our calendar of activities.
9 Fev at 18:30 – Science Café: Spreading out Astronomy in Eastern Africa
In this presentation given Dr Buitrago (IA) we will briefly discuss how Astronomy can be a valid tool to inspire young generations of students in the Eastern Africa countries.
9 & 10 Fev – Astronomy Course II: Galaxies, the building blocks of our Universe
Course coordinated by Dr. Buitrago (IA), where concepts such as the classification of galaxies, their formation and evolution and their spacial distribution are discussed.

9 Mar – Science Café: 100 years of gravitational lenses
Dr Ismael Tereno (IA) presents the phenomenon and discusses the several types of gravitational lenses that we know in the Universe. It will also describe some applications of gravitational lenses that have been contributing to the advance of our understanding of the Universe and in particular the ones used by the space mission Euclid.

2 & 3 Mar – Astronomy Course III: Astronomical Observations
In this module the apparent motions of the celestial sphere, the constellations, measurement of angles in the sky and techniques for observing astronomical objects will be explored.

30 & 31 Mar – Landscape Astrophotography Workshop
Landscape Astrophotography Workshop coordinated by Outside Astrophotography and directed by Soraia Piedade and Miguel Marques.


Consult all our events here

Also to be scheduled in the agenda

  • 6 April – Messier Marathon
  • 14 & 15 April – Astronomy course IV: From the Big Bang to the Galaxies
  • 4 May – Open Day
  • 18 May – Graphic Diary Workshop, Sky Sketchers
  • 8 June – Festival Terras sem Sombra in Barrancos



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