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STARLIGHT PARTY ALQUEVA – 26TH AND 27TH AUGUST IN MOURÃO. FREE ENTRANCE | PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

STARLIGHT PARTY ALQUEVA – 26TH AND 27TH AUGUST IN MOURÃO. FREE ENTRANCE | PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

The complete program of Starlight Party Alqueva - in Mourão Castle - entitled: "Heaven and Earth as a Humankind Heritage", is now available. We have many new features and an astrophotography workshop with Miguel Claro, the oficial astrophotographer of Dark Sky® Alqueva - A Star Destination! We are waiting for you to join the stars! Detailed program is now available here!

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JOHN WILLIAMSON in the DARK SKY® ALQUEVA For Two Talks About The Use of Video Games For STEM Education

JOHN WILLIAMSON in the DARK SKY® ALQUEVA For Two Talks About The Use of Video Games For STEM Education

7TH JULY | MONSARAZ | SÃO TIAGO CHURCH FROM 9.00 AM TO 10.30 AM AND FROM 11.00 AM TO 12.30 AM

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DARK SKY® PARTY ALQUEVA 2016 – 29TH AND 30TH JULY IN MONSARAZ. FREE ENTRANCE FOR ALL ACTIVITIES | PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

DARK SKY® PARTY ALQUEVA 2016 – 29TH AND 30TH JULY IN MONSARAZ. FREE ENTRANCE FOR ALL ACTIVITIES | PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

The complete program of the next Dark Sky® Party Alqueva is now available and can be seen below. We will have many new features to present you, near Xerez Cromlech in Monsaraz. We are waiting for you to join the stars!

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Night Canoeing – river Ardila! Special Edition – SUPERMOON | 29th August 2015

Night Canoeing – river Ardila! Special Edition – SUPERMOON | 29th August 2015

Stroll along the river Ardila is guaranteed to enjoy moments of fun and discovery. Is in the Ardila where we developed the famous night canoeing trips, where we have the privilege to enjoy the fantastic sky of the Alentejo. Our trips are part of the activities of Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, the first destination certified by Starlight Tourism Destination. A supermoon happens when there's a Full Moon or New Moon at the same time as the Moon's closest approach to the Earth; perigee. It's also known as Super Full Moon, Supoer New Moon and Perigee Moon. It will happen on the 29th of August. Are you gonna miss this event?

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New Book – “Dark Sky Alqueva – O Destino das Estrelas | A Star Destination” by Miguel Claro

New Book – “Dark Sky Alqueva – O Destino das Estrelas | A Star Destination” by Miguel Claro

We would like to Invite you all for the launch of the new book called: "Dark Sky Alqueva - A Star Destination" by Miguel Claro, that will be presented in the Starlight Party Alqueva, next 15th August 21h30, Mourão Castle, in the Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve. Pré-Venda | Pre-Order: http://www.centroatl.pt/titulos/artes/darksky/index.html

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Starlight Party Alqueva – 14th and 15th August in Mourão. Free Entrance for all activities | Prior registration is required

Starlight Party Alqueva – 14th and 15th August in Mourão. Free Entrance for all activities | Prior registration is required

The complete program of Starlight Party Alqueva - in Mourão Castle - entitled: "Heaven and Earth as a Humankind Heritage", is now available. We have many new features for you and the launch of a new book "Dark Sky Alqueva - A Star Destination"! We are waiting for you to join the stars! Detailed program is now available here!

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Dark Sky Alqueva Presentation Time Lapse Published on TV Program “Última Fronteira” RTP1

Dark Sky Alqueva Presentation Time Lapse Published on TV Program “Última Fronteira” RTP1

Dark Sky Alqueva Presentation Time Lapse produced by Miguel Claro, Published on the TV Program "Última Fronteira" RTP1, by Miguel Gonçalves.

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Dark Sky® Party Alqueva 2015 – 17th and 18th July in Monsaraz. Free Entrance for all activities | Prior registration is required

Dark Sky® Party Alqueva 2015 – 17th and 18th July in Monsaraz. Free Entrance for all activities | Prior registration is required

The complete program of the next Dark Sky Party entitled the "Stars" of Alqueva is now available. We will have many new features, and a new place to debut, in a partnership with the OLA (Observatory Lake Alqueva). We are waiting for you to join the stars! The detailed program will be soon available in english on this page.

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Postcards from Dark Sky Alqueva – Launched in Feira do Livro de Lisboa

Postcards from Dark Sky Alqueva – Launched in Feira do Livro de Lisboa

New collection of premium postcards with a set of 10 images captured in Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve by our official astrophotographer Miguel Claro.

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Dark Sky Alqueva in NASA

Dark Sky Alqueva in NASA

An Image by Miguel Claro showing a new photo technique developed in Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, was published in NASA as Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD).

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Image captured in Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve Published in National Geographic Portugal magazine

Image captured in Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve Published in National Geographic Portugal magazine

An article published by Miguel Claro in National Geographic Portugal magazine, with an imagem of Andromeda galaxy captured from Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, in Portugal.

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TSF Radio – Online news – “A imagem do dia da NASA é portuguesa e captura o futuro” – May 8, 2015

TSF Radio – Online news – “A imagem do dia da NASA é portuguesa e captura o futuro” – May 8, 2015

Article published in the website of Portuguese radio news TSF.

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Ciel et Espace Magazine – Mars 2015

Ciel et Espace Magazine – Mars 2015

Image published in the french magazine – Ciel et Espace.

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Dark Sky® Alqueva is a Top Stargazing Destination

Dark Sky® Alqueva is a Top Stargazing Destination

Dark Sky® Alqueva is featured in www.departures.com as one of the Top Stargazing Destinations.

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