Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Another sky watching event coming up

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LOS BARRIOS (Press release) Following the successful night sky watching session held recently in Castellar, this time the Luz-Cero astronomy society and the walkers' group Volpes, in conjunction with Los Barrios Council, are holding another event. The date: next Saturday, July 30, at Finca El Palancar, close to the Los Barrios reservoir - meet up at 7pm at the municipal tourist office on Avenida José Chamizo. The idea is for a simple walk on the property (about 5kms), guided by the expert walkers, that includes a visit to the donkey reserve there, as well as another to some ancient tombs, known locally as los moriscos, that are typical of Los Alcornocales Nature Park, plus several cave homes.>>>The route ends at the upper part of the finca, which is a natural observatory with views towards Charco Redondo, the reservoir lake at Castellar. This is where Luz-Cero takes over with brief talks on basic astronomy observations (aimed mainly at beginners).
It is essential that participants take comfortable clothing, including something warm as it can cool down at night. Advisable, too, is food and drink as well as something comfortable to lie on to watch the stars.

Registration is essential as places are limited. More information is available at the Los Barrios tourism office, where you can register in person, or via its website (www.losbarrios.es/turismo).

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