Tourism under the stars
A view of a starry night sky. The Milky Way crosses the image from top to bottom. On the horizon, some trees are silhouetted. Image by Freepik.
Did you know that the planets are the brightest stars in our night sky? The nights of August and September are a good time to admire Venus, Jupiter and its moons, or Saturn. You can also admire the so-called Summer Triangle, which unites the constellations of the Swan, the Lyre and the Eagle. Enjoy the summer nights under the stars.
The sky of Albanyà
If you’re interested in astronomy, don’t miss a visit to the Albanyà Astronomical Observatory, which has the largest telescope in the province of Girona. The facilities are accessible to wheelchair users. A ramp leads to the observatory seats and, next to the stands, there is a space reserved for vehicles. Please contact Reservations on 972 54 20 20.
One of the observatory’s activities is the night-time astronomical baptism, an audiovisual tour of the firmament. The content is adapted to the meteorological circumstances of the moment and the time of year. The proposal becomes a unique sensory experience. And if you want to live the experience at home, the observatory also offers astronomical sessions with a portable telescope.
The Albanyà Astronomical Observatory is recognised by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), a world authority for the protection of the night sky. It is also certified with the Starlight seal, which accredits spaces with excellent sky quality and which represent an example of protection and conservation.
Starry night in l’Escala
If you want to enjoy a natural planetarium, on 1st September the Astronomical Association of Girona Astrogirona is offering an astronomical observation in l’Escala. If the weather conditions are optimal, it will be held from La Punta. You can ask for information at email@example.com.
And while you’re in l’Escala, you can take the opportunity to discover accessible sailing at the l’Escala Sailing Club or enjoy a nice stroll along the seafront. The seafront promenade that links Riells beach with the old town is wheelchair accessible. The promenade linking l’Escala and Sant Martí d’Empúries is also adapted. It is 2.5 km along the beaches of Empúries.