Newsletter – May 2019

Newsletter May 2019

Observatório do Lago Alqueva - OLA
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Schools and Scouts visited OLA
In April, 300 Scouts from several districts visited OLA within the general activities coordinated by the the 320 Évora group. Also, 80 students from the Reguengos de Monsaraz high school, had the opportunity to visit the observatory.
In May and June 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 the 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.
Photography Exhibition: Sky & Sea
From May on, OLA offers an exhibition of astronomical and underwater photographs by Pedro Ré.

11 May – Open Day
On this date, OLA celebrates the anniversary of the conclusion of the main building and the official start of the observatory’s activities. On this day we have many activities for children, music, science café and many astronomical observations.

11 May at 21:30 – Science Café: The dark side of the force
Dr. Tiago Barreiro (IA e U. Lusófona) will show us that more than 90% of our Universe belongs to the dark side of which little is known. Let us discover how come we know so little and illuminate the Dark Universe.

18 May – Astronomy course II – Galaxies, the building block of our Universe
In this course, Dr. Buitrago (IA) will introduce concepts such as the classification of galaxies, their formation and evolution and their spacial distribution.

25 May at 23:45 – 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.

8 Jun – Festival Terras sem Sombra
OLA has the pleasure to participate in the 2019 edition of the Festival Terras Sem Sombra in Barrancos with the activity “Reading the Sky and its Traditions: From Astrology to Astrophysics”. This session has the participation of APAA and the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences.
15 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 – Astrofotógrafo por uma noite
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.

 

Consult all our events here

 

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