DARK SKY® ALQUEVA, PORTUGAL, PRESENTS
ITS SECOND DARK SKY® PARTY
On the 12th and 13th July The Dark Sky ® Alqueva and the Municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz will be hosting their second Dark Sky ® Party.
The day time and evening events are free and this year will include a number of new features and attractions. They will be based at the Nautical Centre of Monsaraz and include:
- 12th July , from 21.00 an opportunity to learn more about the link between the megalithic monuments of Monsaraz and the night sky through stargazing sessions
- 13th July from 13.00 the Dark Sky ® Party with a range of activities and workshops for adults and children including astronomy, pottery, teas and herbs, astrophotography, sun watching, canoeing and boating and numerous other lectures, workshops and activities.
- July 13th from 22.00 stargazing sessions will be conducted by Vítor Quinta, Dark Sky® Guide, the astrophysicist Raul Lima from CGUC ESTSP / IPP and astrophysicists Filipe Pires, Ricardo Reis, Elsa Silva and João Lima from the Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Porto (CAUP).
The official astrophotographer from the Dark Sky® Alqueva, Miguel Claro will also lead astrophotography sessions (you can see examples of his work at http://www.miguelclaro.com)
During the day the University of Porto’s Portable Planetarium will also be available to give everyone the chance to see and understand more of the beauty of Alqueva’s unique night sky.
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Dark Sky® Alqueva is the first destination in the world to have secured certification as a Starlight Tourism Destination from the Starlight Foundation. Thanks to that certification Alqueva has gained a new and dynamic life when night falls with visitors able to enjoy an unparalleled view of the night sky.