Newsletter – June 2019

Newsletter June 2019

Observatório do Lago Alqueva - OLA
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Certificate of excellence 2019
For the third consecutive year, OLA achieves a certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor. Thank you to all the visitors who took some of their time to evaluate and share their experience at the observatory.
In June and July the Lake Alqueva Observatory awaits you!
From Tuesday to Saturday at 21:30
Stargazing session
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 OLA’s guides.
Sábados às 16h30
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.
22 Jun at 21:30 – Science Café: Bending light, from Eddington to black holes
In this presentation, prof. Carlos Herdeiro will discuss the effect of strong gravitational lensing and the current attempts to measure it and in particular, to measure the “shadow” of a black hole.

22 Jun às 23h45 – Astrophotographer for one night
Initiative for those who wish to start doing landscape astrophotography. During two hours the participants will learn the basic camera definitions that will allow them to acquire night photos. The session will start with a brief theoretical introduction followed by exercises in OLA’s field.

29 Jun – Course on solar and deep sky photography
Course coordinated by APAA and OLA. The participants can experiment the regular process of acquiring solar and deep sky images and learn how to process them.

6 Jul at 23:45 – Workshop on deep sky photography
A three hour session where the participants can follow and experiment the steps of acquiring deep sky images and learn how to process them. The participants use the observatory’s main telescope and become, for one night, the astronomers on duty.

13 Jul at 23h45 – Workshop on landscape astrophotography
During two hours the participants will learn the basic camera definitions that will allow them to acquire night photos. The session will start with a brief theoretical introduction followed by exercises in OLA’s field. Registration limited to a maximum of 5 participants.

20 Jul – Astronomy course II: Galaxies, the buiding blocks of our Universe
In this course, Dr. Fernando Buitrago (IA/U.Lisboa), will discuss concepts such as the classification of galaxies, their formation and evolution and their spacial distribution.

27 Jul – Astronomical drawing course
The participants learn the basic techniques in order to make precise drawings of nebulae and planets with the help of our telescopes.

 

Consult all our events here

 

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Monsaraz
N 38° 26′ 35.5″ W 7° 22′ 01.5″
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