The light – experiments with light | Bird orientation compasses: Sun, sky polarization, movement of the stars and magnetic fields | Sun observation

Responsible partner: Município de Vila do Bispo -
Fernando Pimenta
Fernando Pimenta
Description:

What is the color of the Sun? Why is the sky blue? Why are the sunsets red? Why are the clouds white? How is a rainbow formed? What is the sky polarization? How do birds use the Sun, the sky polarization, the stars and the magnetic field as a compass?

Participate in some experiments and listen to some answers!

This activity ends with a safe solar observation* by projection and through a solar telescope:

Photosphere and sunspots (viewed in visible light, by projection)
Cromosphere, filaments and prominences (viewed in Hydrogen alpha emissions band in a solar telescope)

*According with European standards for visual safety EG 89/686 e EN 169/92 – 0196

Schedules:

07 October
16h00

Activity languages: Portuguese
Duration (min): 90
Target audience: All audiences
Guide / Trainer: Fernando Pimenta
Meeting Place and Time:

16h00 - Sagres Fortress (Fortaleza de Sagres)

Minimum age: 6 years old
Nr participants Mín. 2 Máx. 20
Price: Free. See note below.
Inscription: Prior booking is essential.

NOTE: To enjoy this discount price you will have to pick up your festival bracelet at the event office, located in Beliche Fortress, or at the meeting point of this activity.

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