On Sunday, July 2, EL PERIÓDICO newspaper dedicated an article to the inauguration of the Albanyà Astronomical Observatory. It highlighted that Albanyà is the first town in Spain to be recognised by the International Dark Association (IDA) for the quality of its night sky, a recognition that the IDA’s programme manager, John Barentine, presented to Albanyà's Mayor, Joan Fàbregas at the event.
The report also noted that an investment of over €100,000 by several Catalan companies made it possible for the Observatory to have state-of-the-art facilities, including the largest telescope in the Girona area, with a four-square-metre dome, a giant screen and stands where visitors can observe images taken by the telescope.
It also mentioned a visit planned for next winter by a group of researchers who will study asteroids and planets found beyond the solar system.
Below is a link to the news article: Inauguran un nuevo observatorio astronómico en Albanyà