Urban Astronomy

What is it?

Telescopes are placed in popular corners of the city, facing passers by with the unexpected possibility to look through a telescope and chat with a helpful amateur astronomer willing to explain things about the celestial objects that can be seen.

Does it work?

The activity is a great success, although it cannot be measured in terms of attendance, as it is not intended to reach large audiences.  Instead it works very well at promoting a spontaneous, emotive and friendly interaction with people that may be reluctant to attend more formal activities, or have no special interest in astronomy.

Contact for more information:

Agrupacion Astronomica Io (borjatosar@gmail.com)

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