Astronomical observation in SEK- Ciudalcampo’s observatory Dome

The star observation on Friday, November 24, was carried out at the SEK-Ciudalcampo observatory with clear skies, and with the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter in a great moment. With 4 degrees of angular distance between them, the largest of the planets in the solar system – Jupiter – could be seen shining very close to the Moon, which was 94% illuminated.

After setting up the telescopes provided by a collaborator -Antonio-, the evening began around 7:30 p.m., with the first observation of Saturn, followed by a speech while starting at the moon.

The Baccalaureate support teachers, led by Gloria and Miguel, took the students to carry out the activities they had prepared with the CAS group. They went through the telescope to see the Moon at low magnifications, then Jupiter with its 4 Galilean satellites and, finally, the Moon at high magnifications, with the Aristarchus crater at the terminator.

Around 9:30 p.m. the organizing team began to collect telescopes and material, after having distributed the NASA participation diplomas and the lunar chart.

About 60 people attended the observation, including students, parents and family members.