Newsletter – January 2019

Newsletter January 2019

Observatório do Lago Alqueva - OLA
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Senior University of Alcácer do Sal visited OLA
In the past month, OLA received the students of the Senior University of Alcácer do Sal who had the opportunity to discover our sundial and learn about Astronomy during a whole afternoon.
In January and February 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
Young astronomers
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.
12 Dec, 18:30 – Science Café: The Bethlehem star
With the help of prof. Rui Agostinho, biblical texts referring to this event will be discussed. In this presentation, realistic simulations of the sky that the three Wise Men might have seen will be shown, to conclude that the Bethlehem Star was really…
12 & 13 Jan – Astronomy Course I: Solar System
This module, coordinated by prof. Rui Agostinho, is the first of four. Topics on the formation of the solar system, the life of our star the Sun and the comets will be given. Suitable for all backgrounds and ages.
26 Jan – Astrophotographer for one night
In just two hours, the participants are introduced and practice in our park the definitions that cameras must have in order to give the first steps into landscape astrophotography. Registration limited to a maximum of 5 people.
2 Fev – Astrophotographer for one night
In just two hours, the participants are introduced and practice in our park the definitions that cameras must have in order to give the first steps into landscape astrophotography. Registration limited to a maximum of 5 people.
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.

 

Consult all our events here

Also to be scheduled in the agenda

  • 2 & 3 de March – Astronomy course III: Telescopes
  • 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

 

 

+351 960361906
geral@olagoalqueva.pt
Monsaraz
N 38° 26′ 35.5″ W 7° 22′ 01.5″
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