Calar Alto Observatory hosts a visit adapted to visually impaired people


September 27th 2017

Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA, MPG/CSIC) and Azimuth company have prepared a visit for affiliates to ONCE (Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles –National Organization for Blind Spanish people), which incises on the need of universalize the outreach.

Next Saturday September 30th, Calar Alto Observatory will host an outreach day for visually impaired people consisting in a talk, a sensorial workshop and a visit to the observatory 3.5m telescope. This activity, developed in collaboration with Enrique Pérez Moreno, researcher at the Instituto Astrofísico de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) who promotes “Astronomía Accesible” (“Accesible Astronomy”) project, constitutes a step beyond in the observatory compromise in order to divulge knowledge for everyone.

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CAHA present at summer course about dark sky preservation

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September 1st 2017

Three Calar Alto astronomers will participate actively in the UIMP-IAA-CSIC summer course "The vault of heaven as a scientific, cultural, environmental and touristic resource" to be held in Granada, 18th-22nd September 2017.

The main purpose of the course is to give an updated knowledge on the preservation of dark skies.

More information (in Spanish) can be found following this link.

Perseid meteor shower is coming

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The Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) and Calar Alto Observatory participate in two proposals of public outreach related to the meteor shower.

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And the winners are...


II Calar Alto Contest Astrophotography and Time-Lapse 2017


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The Moon as you have never seen it before: observe it from a professional telescope


March 28th 2017

The Calar Alto Observatory offers, through the company Azimuth, the opportunity to observe the Moon from a 1.23m research telescope on April the 8th

With the intention to get science closer to the public, particularly the astronomy and astrophysics research carried out from this research centre, the Calar Alto Observatory offers the unique opportunity to observe from the 1.23m research telescope a spectacular astronomical object: the Moon

This activity will take place on April the 8th from 19:30 with a capacity of 60 people who can book a place here, where all the information about the event is available.


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