Have you always wanted to be a scientist? The moment has arrived!
European Researchers Night 2015

Noites no Observatório – Sempre quis ser cientista?! Chegou a hora!

In September, the monthly session Noites no Observatório celebrates the European Researchers Night 2015 with a special programme.

In this session the public will be invited to visit the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) in the Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa, and to participate in a series of activities starting at 20:30 and until 1:00.


20:30 – 21:30Speed-dating  with astronomers

21:30 – 23:00 – “Have you always wanted to be a scientist? The moment has arrived!”, by Hugo Messias, of  Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço.

23:00 – 24:00Speed-dating  with astronomers

Observations of the night sky with telescopes will run continuously until 1:00, if weather conditions allow.

Noites no Observatório are monthly sessions comprising of a public talk, given by researchers of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espçao (IA), and observations of the night sky with telescopes.

Noites no Observatório are being organised since 2009 and are regularly framed within national and international events, such as the European Researchers Night or the Science and Technology Week.



2,5 horas

Free entrance


No registration needed this month.

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 public talk is given in Portuguese.


Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa
Tapada da Ajuda

Live broadcasting

You can attend the session from home using this web address, where you can also ask questions to the speaker.

The web broadcast of the public talks is supported by the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), a division of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).