The largest telescope in Catalonia opens its doors
The Observatori Atsronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) organizes the first guided tours of its facilities in the Montsec, Sant Esteve de la Sarga, Lleida. This is a unique opportunity to see close up the largest facility on astronomical research in Catalonia and one of the most advanced of the Iberian Peninsula.


“The aim of these tours is to bring to society the astronomy research which is conducted in Catalonia and the instruments available to us to do it” explained Kike Herrero, IEEC astronomer working at OAdM. “Visitors will see the Joan Oró telescope, the largest in Catalonia and one of the most advanced in Europe in robotics; the telescope Fabra-ROA Montsec and the telescope XO-Montsec, we will explain how they work and the science we do with them. ”

They can also observe the All-Sky camera of IEEC, a camera to detect dangerous meteors and asteroids near Earth.

“The Montsec sky” says Herrero “is the best of Catalonia to observe the space for its climate and quality of the dark sky”.

The first tour will be on Sunday May 1 and one visit will take place one Sunday a month during the summer months. To register just fill out this form

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