Introduction to astronomy

Price: 99 € (without meals and accommodation).

The Observatori Astronòmic Albanyà offers an introduction to the amazing science of astronomy only for you. During 12th, 13th and 14th of July 2019, we will train new astronomer apprentices in our facilities! Do you want to discover the Universe secrets?

The course is divided in the following parts:

Part I – Tools & observation methods

  • The electromagnetic spectrum and the light. Astronomic tools. The CCD camera. Celestial coordinate system. Space objects movement.
  • Practical part: the sky at first sight and using a telescope. The astrophotography. The use of special apps. A visit to the Observatori Astronòmic Albanyà.

Part II – The Solar System

  • The sun. The planets. Minor bodies. Eclipses and transitions.
  • Practical part: planets and satellites' observation. The app Cazasteroides. The sungazing.

Part III – Stars & galaxies

  • The stars and the stellar evolution. The exoplanets. The deep space objects. The galaxies. Origins and evolution of the Universe.
  • Practical part: detecting exoplanets thanks to their transitions. Observing space objects.




20:30 to 21 h. Course introduction.

21 to 22:30 h. Dinner.

22:30 to 0:30 h. Practical night-time session.


10 to 12 h. Theoretical session.

12 to 12:15 h. Coffe-break.

12:15 to 13:15 h. Solar observation.

13:15 to 14 h. Free time.

14 to 15:30 h. Lunch.

15:30 to 17:30 h. Theoretical session.

17:30 to 17:45 h. Coffe-break.

17:45 to 19:45 h. Theoretical and practical session.

19:45 to 21 h. Practical evening session.

21 to 22:30 h. Dinner.

22:30 to 1:00 h. Practical night-time session.


10 to 11:30 h. Theoretical session.

11:30 to 11:45 h. Coffe-break.

11:45 to 13 h. Theoretical session and farewell.

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