Upcoming activities

Noites no Observatório – Black Holes: New Horizons

Free entrance
Black holes are extremely twisted regions in space (and in time). Learn the journey of the human reasoning about these mysterious objects, and explore the mechanisms invented to detect them.

Past activities

Noites no Observatório – Extraordinary Space Meeting

Free entrance
This month, we invite you to a special meeting, where we will discuss some of the most inspiring and relevant topics in space exploration.

Noites no Observatório – Strange lifeforms

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Are there on Earth organisms capable of surviving in the conditions found in other planets of the Solar System? Let's explore the limits of what we can consider as living.

Noites no Observatório – Planets to the sound of the stars

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This month, in the session Noites no Observatório, learn how astronomers "listen" to the sound of the stars, and then use that information to characterise with very high detail the planets around them.

Mars 2030: Session 4 – Beyond Mars

Which other places in the Solar System can we try to inhabit? Will the future generations have a colony awaiting them on one exoplanet? A conversation with researchers Nuno Santos and Ricardo Louro about going beyond Mars.

Mars 2030: Session 3 – Surviving on Mars

How can a staffed space mission survive on Mars? Which mineral and energetic resources will be available? A conversation with Isabel Abreu e Pedro Machado about surviving on Mars.

Noites no Observatório – Planet Hunter

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Let's make a journey through the universe of the telescopes and visit a "planet hunter" instrument, with Alexandre Cabral, of IA.

Mars 2030: Session 2 – Going to Mars

To leave Earth and to travel to the red planet implies countless technological and physiological challenges. What will we need to go, to survive and to be able to return? A conversation with researchers Rui Agostinho and Pedro Fevereiro about journeys to Mars.