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Conjunctions, occultations and other “stars of Bethlehem”: The Great Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

This December, Jupiter and Saturn will be so close in the night sky, they will appear to merge in a single "super-star". To mark the event, the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) and the Porto Planetarium -  Ciência Viva Center will host an online debate, with IA researchers, about these ephemerids and their scientific and historical importance.

The Universe

Top Books – Science and Literature

In a conversation moderated by Teresa Firmino, journalist from Público, Teresa Calçada, commissioner of the National Reading Plan 2017-2027 and Rui Agostinho, researcher of IA, discuss the relationship between science and literature. Read more