Date(s) - 20/09/2023
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Stargazing, Astronomy Evening at El Torcal Observatory. Near Antequera
“A magical place from which to contemplate The Universe”
We begin discovering with the naked eye: the starry sky and the main constellations, the mythology of the constellations, the colours of the stars, paths of the sky, the zodiac constellations and more in this outdoor planetarium session before observing with powerful telescopes what is most interesting on the night. If the moon is present , we will be able to discuss the nature of the craters, seas and ocean, the origin of the moon and its evolution, the phases and other peculiarities. If the moon is not present, observations will be dedicated to those celestial bodies called Deep Sky, that is, Galaxies, nebulae, clusters and stellar associations…giving rise to stellar and galactic evolution and the future of the sun.
El Torcal National Park is set at an altitude of 1,200meters, It became the first protected area in Andalucia in 1929.
The observatory is owned by The Junta of Andalucia and has numerous observation materials including the dome telescope, powerful telescopes, audio visual room an visitors centre.
Our evening begins with Tapas and a drink (soft, wine or beer) in a local bar , before heading to El Torcal.
Stargazing , Astronomy evening session starts at 10.00pm and lasts a minimum of 2hrs.
THIS STARGAZING, ASTRONOMY EVENING IS A PRIVATE GROUP BOOKING AND A MINIMUM NUMBER OF 25 IS REQUIRED FOR THE TRIP TO RUN.
IT IS ADVISABLE TO BRING FOLDING CHAIRS, BLANKETS OR MATS FOR THE GROUND.
IT ALSO ADVISABLE TO WEAR LAYERS OF CLOTHING, AS THE EVENING PROGRESSES THE TEMPERATURES CAN FEEL COOL.
PLEASE WEAR SENSIBLE SHOES THE GROUND MAY BE UNVEVEN IN PLACES
IF YOU WISH TO BRING A TORCH OR FLASHLIGHT , IT IS BETTER TO HAVE A RED LIGHT, WHICH CAN BE SIMPLY ACHIEVED BY COVEERING THE BULB WITH RED PLASTIC OR CELLAPHANE.
FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN TELESCOPES, BINOCULARS etc
TRIP RUNS SUNJECT TO NUMBERS, MINIMUM 25 PEOPLE, THIS IS A PRIVATE GROUP BOOKING.
PICK UPS LA CALA, FUENGIROLA, BENALMADENA, TORREMOLINOS, (Times to be arranged)
Private Group Entrance to El Torcal Astronomy Observatory for 2hrs Evening Session
Tapas meal & drink
Travel Assist Insurance
Bookings are closed for this event.