In the celebrations of the total solar eclipse of 1919, take part in astronomical observations, guided visits to a historical observatory, and a public talk dedicated to the bright side of the Universe.
The 29th of May marked the centenary of the observations of the total solar eclipse of 1919, in Sobral (Brazil) and Príncipe (São Tomé e Príncipe), which resulted in the confirmation of one of Einstein’s General Relativity Theory predictions.
Hundred years after, our vision of the Universe is extraordinarily more vaste than in Einstein’s time. In the meanwhile, the American astronomer Edwin Hubble showed that our galaxy is only one in a cosmic ocean inhabited by other galaxies.
What do we know today about these islands of light that spread in vast groups through space, as far as astronomical instruments can reach? How did galaxies form and what is their common story? We will close the cycle “100 years of space-time” with a voyage to this bright side of the Universe.
All activities are free, but the talk is limited to the number of places available. The guided visits to the observatory require prior registration upon arrival.
Organized by IA, this event is part of the exhibition E3 – Einstein, Eddington and the Eclipse, framed within the project Eddington @ Sundy: 100 years after.
The Bright Side of the Universe (in Portuguese)
by José Afonso, from Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade e Lisboa (FCUL).
1st Guided visit to the Observatory
2nd Guided visit to the Observatory
3rd Guided visit to the Observatory
21h30 – 00h30
Throughout 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) celebrates its 100 years of existence. IA joins the celebrations with multiple events.
The talk is limited to the number of available places.
The guided visits to the building require prior registration upon arrival. Registrations end at 0h00, or at the beginning of the first visit without registrations. It is not possible to register on a later visit if there are still places available in the previous one.
LocationObservatório Astronómico de Lisboa
Tapada da Ajuda