June 24, 2024

The Sé Astronomical Observatory reopens on Tuesday (4); see table

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The Sé Astronomical Observatory reopens on Tuesday (4);  see table

After being closed for nearly two years due to the pandemic COVID-19, the Alto da Sea Astronomical Observatory, located in Olinda, in the metropolitan area of ​​Recife, opens to the public this Tuesday (4), with a private vacation schedule.

According to Espaço Ciência, who is in charge of the equipment, group entry will be controlled and will be a maximum of ten people at a time. Show Evidence of vaccination It will be against Covid-19 mandatory for all ages 12 and over.

The observatory will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Whether in the outer area or in the dome there will be Planet WatchThe stars and the moon through telescopes. In addition, other activities, such as games and rocket launches, are planned for the holiday month.

The visitor can observe the sun in the daytime sky with telescopes equipped with sun filters. Or the moon, planets and constellations in the night sky. For example, planets such as Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn will be visible.

Another attraction that will be available to visitors is the pet bottle rocket launch, which will take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays there will be interactive games and activities such as astro bowling, Dominó das Estrelas and the human solar system.

On Sunday, visitors will be able to learn a bit about the history of Olinda’s astronomy, which includes such milestones as the discovery of the so-called Olinda Comet and the observation of a transit of Venus, which allowed the calculation with more accurate measurements. , of the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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