Stargazing Experience for two
Fascinated by the starry sky or just want to spend a few hours outdoors in a different way? Discover, together with your friends or family, the beauty of the starry night sky with this stargazing experience, which takes place in Prahova county
Time and place
Prahova County, Paulesti, Romania
Discover the magic of the sky at night with a stargazing experience in Prahova county, in Paulesti.
You have the opportunity to explore the Cosmos, with the help of a professional astronomer. You can also see how the automated astronomical observatory built here works, part of the international FRIPON network, for observing and monitoring meteors and bolides.
This experience offers participants complex and complete astronomical presentations. Its development is conditioned by the weather and will include the following stages:
- a short tour of the location with its presentation
- elementary explanations about astronomy, basic concepts, orientation in the sky, night orientation in nature by constellations and stars
- finding the latitude and longitude of a place on the map, using the stars, the Sun and two timers
- as it gets dark, (but the stars are not yet visible) there will be some presentations with the video projector on various astronomy topics - the Sun, the star next to us; The solar system and its composition; The evolution of a star - from birth to death; Stars, galaxies, metagalaxy; Astronomical instruments - classification and choice.
- visual astronomical observations of the most spectacular objects that can be seen in the sky during that period - Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, the Moon, Venus, the Pleiades, the Orion Nebula, double stars, the Andromeda Galaxy and/or other relatively easily visible nebulae and galaxies with amateur instruments. The observations are made outdoors, with an astronomical telescope
- the experience continues with a demonstration of working with the automated telescope in the observatory - how it starts, how we automatically choose and find an object in the sky, exposure of images and telescope guidance, how to achieve automatic focus
What does the experience include?
- Enjoy an outdoor experience for a few hours at night
- Discover the magic of the night sky and a lot of visible celestial objects at the time of the experience
- Guidance throughout the experience provided by a professional astronomer
- You learn new and pleasant things (how to use a telescope, how to find celestial objects in the sky, how to focus, etc.)
Price:490 Lei/2 persons;
*The rate does not include transportation to and from the location or accommodation in the area (if you want to stay overnight).
For groups, please contact us for details and price.
Requirements for participants:
Appropriate shoes and clothes;
Minimum age: 18 years (participants <18 years old must be accompanied by an adult);
A minimum of 4 participants is required for this experience.
Weekly (Saturday, when the weather conditions allow) or on request (the date is determined according to availability);
Start time: 20:00;
Duration: 3 ½ hours (estimated);
Venue: Paulesti Astronomical Observatory, Prahova County.
How it works:
All you have to do is select the experience and follow the necessary steps to reserve your place on the tour, followed by payment.
You will receive by email the confirmation of registration and additional information about how you can acquire it.
*All displayed images are for illustrative purposes.
Stargazing Experience (2 pers.)
This voucher includes access for two people to the "Stargazing Experience" at the astronomical observatory in Păulești, Prahova county.