Have you ever dreamed of going on a voyage to the stars ?
You only need to ask and Fred will share with you his passion for astronomy with the help of various telescopes. An unforgettable experience for both parents and children.
Introduction to astronomy
With the aid of a 200 mm telescope in the cottages’ garden, discover the brightest stars in the sky such as the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, as well as double stars, clusters and impressive nebulae.
Duration: 1,5 hour
For a 4 or more days stay.
Explore the universe
You’ll have a unique opportunity to look through a 500 mm telescope from a light-pollution-free observation point near the village. With this diameter, galaxies reveal their spiral structures, planets and nebulae colours. The starry sky seems endless.
Duration: 2-3 hours.
For one week stays or longer.
A sky free of light-pollution
Light pollution is the cancer of the sky: Year after year, it is increasing due to increased artificial light sources such as street lighting, highways, car headlights, lights and aerials, wind turbines, illuminated signs … We are left without the joy of connecting with an essential part of our environment: The starry sky. The remoteness of the Sierra de Francia area, far from large cities and sparsely populated, makes it one of the few remaining dark skies in Western Europe. It also offers viewpoints that reach 1700 meters, much higher than the usual 1000 meters. You’ll enjoy the clear and transparent sky.
Blue: Good visibility. 1000-2000 stars visible. Some sources of light start to showon the horizon..
Green: Sky mediocre near cities. 500-1000 stars visible. The Milky Way can be perceived but dull.
Yellow: Bad visibility. 250-500 stars visible. The Milky Way is barely visible.
Orange: Typical urban sky .Like being constantly with a full moon. 150-250 stars visible. Milky Way is invisible.
Red: Sky. 80-150 stars visible. You can recognize the outline of some constellations.
White: City-centre sky: 15 to 50 stars visible. You can only see the brightest stars, the moon and some planets.