Have you ever thought that we are the first generation that has stopped observing the sky in our daily lives?

Human beings since the beginning of time, have observed the night sky,  astonished by its immensity and dynamism, guided by the stars and in them we have even found ways to measure time.

Recently we have begun to omit it as part of our landscape and natural heritage. It is a different environment, with other contrasts and sounds, another landscape.

We invite you to rediscover these fascinating scenes, full of light and contrast, to understand where we live, what surrounds us, who our galactic neighbors are and the importance of valuing the Night Sky as part of our natural heritage.

 

Saturday, 9th November

12.00 Discovering our Star: Guided observation of the Sun with the telescope

13.30 – Lunch

17.30 The heart of the sun with Carlos López San Juan.

 

Our sun maintains its vigorous and radiant appearance thanks to the nuclear reactions that occur in its nucleus; keeping the tireless gravity at bay. In this presentation we will accompany this core, the heart of the Sun, throughout its exciting future.

 

Carlos is a Doctor in Physics of Cosmos from the University of La Laguna. He completed his PhD thesis at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, studying the merger rate between galaxies at different times of the Universe. He enjoyed his first postdoctoral contract (2009) at the LAM (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France) and in 2012 he joined the Center for Physics Studies of the Cosmos of Aragon (CEFCA). He is the author of more than 70 articles published in international journals and has attended more than 50 scientific meetings nationally and internationally. He is currently responsible for the Department of Formation and Evolution of Galaxies of CEFCA.

 

Lunch Menu el Visco (drinks not included), observation workshop and presentation € 75

Workshop € 25 – Free presentation

 

Saturday, 16th November

17.00 Presentation – Deciphering the Universe from the Earth ship with Héctor Vázquez Ramió

Understanding the Cosmos from where we are, and given our limited location is not a simple task. As human beings we are fixed and we have to observe, be attentive and sharpen our ingenuity to discover new ways of understanding what our place in the Cosmos is, its past and future history. We will review some of the key discoveries in the history of Astrophysics and Cosmology and discover our vision of the Universe given our current knowledge.

Héctor, born in Girona in 1976 He has a PhD in Physics (Astrophysics specialty) from the University of La Laguna / Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), in Tenerife. He completed his thesis: “Observation of convection in solar-type stars” Thematic: Helium and Astrosismology. He participated in the “site testing” (sky quality characterization campaigns of different locations) for the location of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in the IAC Instrumentation Area. Later it was transferred to CEFCA, Teruel. Research and participation postdoc in the “pipelines” (image and data analysis programs) for the cartography carried out at the Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory (OAJ): J-PLUS and J-PAS. Currently, Responsible for the Scientific Operation at the Astrophysical Observatory of Javalambre. His current field of research are the pulsating stars RR Lyrae and the study of the halo structure of the Milky Way.

His presentation will be followed by an Astronomical observation workshop guided with a telescope at the observation point, where we will learn to use a planisphere and apps to recognize the celestial vault wherever we are.

Dinner Menu el Visco (drinks not included), observation workshop and presentation € 75

Workshop € 25 – Free presentation

 

Saturday, 23rd November

19.00 – The Stars in the Olive Grove: Star observation activity with guide and telescope.

Walk through our farm among olive trees while we make discover the sky with the naked eye to discern the changes in the sky that occur throughout the seasons and how this has influenced our agricultural traditions as well as the calendars of our ancestors .

From the observation point, we can enjoy the stars, galaxies, nebulas, planets, observing details through our telescope.

Workshop € 25

And if you feel like coming to dinner, don’t hesitate to call us! Our Visco Menu (drinks not included) and the workshop for  € 75

 

Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December

 Night photography workshop, learn to observe and photograph stars

This workshop will work with both the sunset, and then the night, to study the surrounding natural light at Le Torre del Visco, to decide when and where we are going to photograph.

Before setting off to search out ideal vistas for our photos, we will first discover the location of stars and other objects in the celestial vault using, the planisphere and for those who prefer the Technicolor world, mobile apps and a computer program called Stellarium. With just a few basic notions, you can observe the sky wherever you are and get to know this part of the landscape that we sometimes forget.

We will learn how to photograph the stars of this majestic place at night and take advantage of this time of year, and its cool nights, but immensely rich nuances, almost at the gates of winter, to take home some beautiful snapshots.

Alternating these techniques with other demonstrations taking post production into consideration to ensure that our shots achieve the highest quality.

 

Xavier Mollà i Revert (1962) has been taking photographs since he was 14 years old. He dedicates his time to personal and professional artistic photography, as well as editorial publishing and teaching. He is one of the professors of the Postgraduate “University Expert in Visual Arts: Photography and Creative Action”, of the IAAV, at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche – Alicante, as well as a collaborating professor at the University of Valencia, at the Polytechnic University of Gandia and at the University of Alicante. He also teaches various technical and conceptual monographic courses, workshops of old and alternative photographic processes, audiovisual courses for photographers, video-creation workshops, workshops on portraiture in photography and workshops on self-publishing and editorial self-publishing for photographers. He has exhibited in almost all of Europe, the Soviet Republics, China and the United States. He has work in private collections, in public institutions and museums such as the IVAM in Valencia and the ARTIUM in Vitoria. He has published 10 books between personal and custom work, as well as 6 limited edition artist books, and numerous catalogs. He has recently been awarded “The best book of the year” at the Gourmand Cookbook Awards with the cookbook “Unànime” and is currently preparing the book “50 anniversari of the Utiye Cinema Club”, 1968-2018.

 

For more information and prices on the course (10.5 hours), please do not hesitate to contact us, we will send you a complete and detailed program.

 

 

For more information and reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
978 769 015 – reservas@torredelvisco.com