Visits to the German-Spanish Astronomical Centre (actividad en Inglés)

18/08/2018 – 10:00 - 11:45
Available spaces: 0

Esta actividad será ofrecida en idioma inglés – This activity is to be provided in English language.
Get to know the astronomical observatory at Calar Alto, the facilities and science that is carried out from there.

The Astronomical Observatory of Calar Alto is the largest in continental Europe, with professional telescopes up to 3.5 metres aperture. It is operated jointly by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (Spain) and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg (Germany), producing a joint venture of international science.

The visit consists of an instructive lecture about the observatory, the scientific use of telescopes in astronomy, followed by the visit to the building of one of the telescopes *. The tours are guided by qualified personnel with scientific training. The approximate duration is 1.5 hours.

* The telescope to visit depends on the availability due to scientific and maintenance tasks. Usually the first choice will be the 3.5-metre telescope.

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