Fri, 04 Nov|
Discover the magic of the night sky, with an observational experience in Paulesti - Prahova
Discover the beauty of the starry night sky with this stargazing experience, which takes place in Prahova county
Time and place
04 Nov 2022, 20:00 EET – 24 Dec 2022, 23:50 EET
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. Observations will be 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?
- The opportunity to take part in an outdoor experience of discovering the night sky
- The opportunity to learn interesting things about how a telescope works, about the most spectacular celestial objects that are visible in the sky at the time of the experience
- Guide to the night sky by a professional astronomer
- You have the opportunity to discover the universe from another perspective
- You have the opportunity to spend a night in a relaxing environment, to socialize together with special people, concerned with astronomy like you
*The rate does not include transport to and from the location.
In case you want to participate with a larger group of friends/colleagues and you need transport, please contact us. Also, for accommodation in the area, please send us an email.
Requirements for participants:
Warm shoes and clothes (at this time of the year the nights are cold);
Minimum age: 7 years (for participants between 7-14 years of age can participate in this experience only accompanied by an adult);
For this experience to take place, a minimum of 4 participants is required.
Weekly (Friday and Saturday, when weather conditions allow);
Start time: 20:00;
Duration: 4 hours (estimate);
Venue: Paulesti Astronomical Observatory, Prahova County (details will be communicated by email).
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, Prahova
This ticket includes access for one person to the guided tour "Stargazing Experience in Prahova County"