“Roman gods” on the sky of July: planets through the telescope

Aspeto do céu sobre Lisboa na direção sul a 27 de julho de 2018. Fonte: Stellarium (stellarium.org)

In this Summer night, enjoy the view over the southern sky from the terrace of Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano, in the company of researchers of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA).

See through the telescope planets that until today carry the name of Roman gods: planet Jupiter and its largest moons, Saturn, and also Venus will be visible in the early evening.

In this night a total lunar eclipse will also occur, as the Moon will be immersed in the shadow of our planet Earth during about 1h 45m. You will be able to see its reddish colour until 23h19, as well as to see in detail the craters on the surface of our satellite.

Finally, learn that the stars, many of which with names give by Arab astronomers, are not all the same, and talk with IA researchers about the latest discoveries in the study of the solar system.

Information on the Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano website.

Notes:

  • The activity is subject to good weather conditions, which may be known only on the same day after 2pm.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and above.

Duration:

2 horas

Free entrance

Location

Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano
Rua de São Mamede, Nº 3 A,
Lisboa