Newsletter – November 2018

Newsletter November 2018

Observatório do Lago Alqueva - OLA
The Astronomical Park of Alentejo is winning project
The Astronomical Park of Alentejo is one of the winning projects approved for funding via the Portuguese Popular Budget. The Lake Alqueva Observatory has support this project from the start and thanks everyone who voted in this idea and made its implementation a possibility.
In November and December the Lake Alqueva Observatory awaits you!
Stargazing sessions
From Tuesday to Saturday at 18:30
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 16:30
Young Astronomers
In these activities, the young scientists learn more about Science and Astronomy in an amusing and relaxed environment.

10 Nov – Astronomer for one night
During this night 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.
17 Nov – Science Café: Melo e Simas, the portuguese astronomer who tested Einstein
Prof. Ana Simões from the University of Lisbon will reveal that Melo e Simas conceived an alternative method to confirm the bending of light trajectories, one of Einstein’s general theory of relativity predictions, verified initially on the 29th of May 1919 by Eddington.
15 Dec – Science Café: Other Earths in the Universe
In this presentation, Prof. Nuno C. Santos (IA/U. Porto) will discuss the topic of hunting for planets around other stars. He will reveal the techniques that astrophysicists use to detect these objects and will  discuss the Portuguese participation in this endeavor.
29 Dec – 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.

Consult all our events here


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