Two of Lanzarote’s astronomers are planning a series of lectures and practical observations of the sky in Lanzarote.
César Piret and Gustavo Muler will be holding the sessions in the Auditorium at Puerto Calero as part of the marina’s Environmental Education programme. The first introductory session will be held on Thursday 31st May at 20:00. Initially all lectures will be held in Spanish, anyone with an interest in participating in an English language version should email [email protected] to register their interest.
César Piret has been an astronomer since 2006 and specialises in Variable Star Photometry. He is a member of Lanzarote’s Science and Engineering Academy and owner of Observatory MPCJ46. Gustavo Muler has discovered over 60 asteroids whilst in Lanzarote and has such has the honour of being the rated third in the whole of Spain in the field of asteroid discovery. His has the largest telescope on the island and he owns Observatory MPCJ47. Both are experienced in teaching and have lectured at a number of prestigious courses such as those organised by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the Universidad de Cantabria and Jornadas Cosmo Caixa.
More information: www.astronomialanzarote.com
César and Gustavo will give an hour long presentation about the cosmos before a practical telescope observation where it is hoped to see the rings of Saturn and watch the sunrise inside one of the moon’s craters.
Places are limited, tickets are on sale priced at €10 from the reception at Puerto Calero which is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00. Telephone: 928 510 850 Email: [email protected]