Stellar systems… are like chocolate boxes

Sistemas estelares ...são como caixas de chocolates, 27 de julho, 2019

Not much longer than two decades ago, all we knew was our Solar System. The existence of other planets orbiting the stars we could see in the sky was only a mere hypothesis. 

Up until now, we have found almost 4 000 planets orbiting other stars, the exoplanets. In two acts, we will go on a trip to stellar systems, starting with our own. 

  • First act: Our Solar System, sizes and distances, the rocky planets and the icy moons.
  • Second act: The exoplanets, how are they detected, where are they, do they host life?

This month’s session will take place in Campinho, Reguengos de Monsaraz, as part of the  Dark Sky Party Alqueva.

Throughout 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), celebrates its 100 years of existence. The Noites no Observatório participate in this celebration joining, during the whole year, the many events and projects happening all over the world.

Noites no Observatório are organised by the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, in partnership with the Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian – Centro de Ciência Viva.



1 hour

Free entrance




Parque de Merendas do Campinho
Reguengos de Monsaraz

Live broadcasting

This session will not be broadcasted.