The Universe beyond the imagination
by Fernando Buitrago, of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA)
It is common to think that we know our Universe. Expressions like black hole, light-year and galaxy became commonplace in our daily life. However, this doesn’t mean that we understand their true dimension.
The scales and sizes of the Universe elude the imagination of the human beings, including those who work in Astronomy! Join us on a journey from our planet to the edges of the Universe and of the human understanding, because reality is always more incredible than fiction.
After the public talk, there will be a music and effects show projected on the planetary dome, and observations of the night sky with telescopes will run continuously until midnight, if weather conditions allow.
Noites no Observatório are organised by the Instituto de Astrofisica e Ciências do Espaço, in partnership with the Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian – Centro de Ciência Viva.
Although the entrance is free of charge, the access to the activity requires a registration here.
1) Due to the growing audience attending our activities and the fact that some people give up without notice, up to two emails will be sent asking for confirmation. The lack of a reply within 48 hours after the reception of this confirmation request will be taken as a dropout and the registration will be cancelled. For this reason, please check your email inbox regularly in order to confirm your attendance in the activity.
2) You will need to pick a registration ticket at the entrance of the Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian between 9pm and 9:25pm on the day of the event. After 9:25pm, the tickets which have not been taken will be given to people on the waiting list and, on a first come first served basis, to people without registration.
The observation of the night sky depends on the weather conditions. As this is run outside, we recommend the use of warm clothes.
The talk is given regardless of the observations. The Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium will open its doors half an hour before the event starts.
The public talk is given in Portuguese.
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LocationPlanetário Calouste Gulbenkian - Centro Ciência Viva
Museu de Marinha
Praça do Império
How to get there
GPS – 38.698140, -9.208919
714, 727, 28, 729, 751 e 201
Estação fluvial de Belém ( Transtejo)
You can watch the event from home and ask questions to the speaker visiting this online address.