Newsletter – March 2018

Newsletter March 2018

Observatório do Lago Alqueva - OLA
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“Mais Perto do Céu” on air at Radio Corval
OLA collaborates on a weekly basis with Rádio Corval, a local radio, within the  program “Closer to the sky”. In this program, OLA’s team present the scheduled activities at the observatory and discuss the latest Astronomy news. The emission happens every Thursday at 9:15 and repeated at 18:15. To follow this collaboration, listen to the program of Rádio Corval.
OLA developed solar observations for schools of Alentejo
In February OLA welcomed students from Monsaraz who discovered at the observatory what the Sun is made of and carried out activities related the formation of the Moon. The students from the schools of Oriola and S. Bartolomeu also visited the observatory and watched the gigantic protuberances on the Sun with our safe telescopes.
In March and April, the Observatório do Lago Alqueva waits for you!
Night stargazing session – From Tuesday to Saturday at 18h30
at 18h30 (until March 23rd)
at 21h30 (after March 26th)
A walk through the night sky of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, 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 16h30
Young Astronomers
In these activities, the young scientists learn more about Science and Astronomy in an amusing and relaxed environment.

Mar 10th and 11th – Astronomy Course III: From the Big Bang to the galaxies.
This is the third of three modules coordinated by Ph.D. Nelson Nunes (IA/U. Lisbon and OLA). This session will be focused on Cosmology, the evolution of the Universe and the formation of structure. For more info, check the course page on our website.
Mar 17th at 18h30 – Science Café
“António Gião” – Prof. Carlos Fiolhais
Prof. Carlos Fiolhais from Coimbra University, will help us knowing better the Physicist natural from Reguengos, António Gião, author of a vast collection of works in several areas of Physics and that corresponded with Einstein.
Mar 23rd at 21h30  – Astrophotographer for a 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 persons.
Mar 24th, 31st and Apr 7th, 21th – Sky Guides Course
During four Saturdays, the participants learn astronomy and develop the skills to communicate science. Check this course page for more info on how to participate and become part of OLA’s team.
Mar 31st from 10h to 11h – Solar Observation at Casa Saramago
Discover our star, the Sun, and observe through safe telescopes the solar spots, protuberances and filaments. These observations take place at Casa Saramago, a nearby hotel to OLA and are open to any visitant. Free entrance
From Apr 7th to 8th – Astronomer for a night
In the night from Apr 7th to 8th the participants are the astronomers on duty. They learn how to use the main telescope of OLA, to acquire images and process them in order to obtain superb images of distant galaxies and nebulas that they can take back home. Registration limited to a maximum of 5 people.
Apr 14th at 19h00 – Science Café – 2019: 50 years of Man on the Moon and 100 years of Eddington at Prince
By José Saraiva, Joana Latas and Rosa Doran. On this Science Café we intend to outline two important anniversaries: the 50 years of Man walking on the Moon and the centenary of the May 29th 1919 solar eclipse, that allowed the experimental validation of General Relativity Theory
Apr 14th – OLA’s Messier Marathon
One night, 110 deep sky objects – In the night of April 14th, OLA has a challenge for you. To observe the 110 Messier objects visually in the time that goes from sunset to sunrise. OLA will be open all night from 14th to 15th. For more info, check the event page here.
Apr 20th to 21st – Astrophotographer for a 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 persons.

 

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