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Observaciones nocturnas en el observatorio Fabra
  • Observaciones nocturnas en el observatorio Fabra
  • Observaciones nocturnas en el observatorio Fabra
  • Observaciones nocturnas en el observatorio Fabra
  • Observaciones nocturnas en el observatorio Fabra
  • Observaciones nocturnas en el observatorio Fabra
  • Observaciones nocturnas en el observatorio Fabra

Gift Night guided tours at the Fabra Observatory

Other people can be given Night guided tours at the Fabra Observatory.

The recipients can choose the day they would like to enjoy the experience when booking.

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What is it?

The Fabra Observatory of Barcelona stands imposing in the Collserola mountain range since 1904, the year of its inauguration, and has spent 116 years studying the cosmos, the climate and earthquakes. Let yourself be guided by our guides and enjoy visiting the interior of the building, learning both the history of the observatory and the main members who worked and who took care of the Fabra Observatory.

Every Friday and Saturday as of October 23th, 2020 to may 29th, 2021 you will have the opportunity to visit the Fabra Observatory, enjoy a conference and the views of Barcelona from the outside of the dome and see the stars through the telescope.

Observations on Fridays

Language:  ONLY Catalan and Spanish, NOT English
Includes:Visit the museum and modernist lounge [auditorium] of Fabra Observatory, observing with the telescope and see the outside of the dome.
Duration: 1h 30min
Price
Adult: 15€
Children (under 12 years): 7,50€

Observations on  Saturday and Sunday

Language: Catalan, Spanish and English
Includes: Guided tour of the museum and the halls of art nouveau building [auditorium, meridian telescope and dispatch] of Fabra Observatory, lecture, screening of a video on astronomy, observing with the telescope, check the outside of the dome and glass of cava or juice welcome fruit.
Duration: 2h 30min
Price
Adult: 25€
Children (under 12 years): 12,50€

 

View the video of the activity:

 



In this season we will observe:

Mars is the fourth planet in order of distance from the Sun and the second smallest in the solar system, after Mercury. Known as the red planet due to the large amount of heavy elements that make it up, such as iron oxide, which is what gives it this reddish color.

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. With an equatorial diameter of 3476 km, it is the fifth largest satellite in the solar system, while in terms of size proportional to its planet, it is the largest satellite: a quarter of the diameter of the Earth and 1/81 of its mass.

Alcyone is a star system in the constellation Taurus. It is the brightest star of the open cluster of the Pleiades, whose cluster is of young formation and with an approximate age of 100 million years.

The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976, is a diffuse nebula located south of Orion's belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae in existence.

Albireo, also known as Swan Beta, is a double star of the Swan constellation. It ranks fifth in terms of brightness within the constellation, being surpassed by Deneb, Sadr, Giennah and δ Cygni

24 Comae Berenices is a triple star system in the northern constellation Coma Berenices. It is visible to the naked eye, the brightest component being an orange star with an apparent magnitude of 5.03.

Where is it?

Fabra Observatory of Barcelona
Fabra Observatory of Barcelona

Camí de l'Observatori, s/n
08035 Barcelona

41°25'06.3"N 2°07'28.9"E

41.418407, 2.124681

How to get there
Observation Calendar 2020-2021
October 2020 - May 2021

To attend at the "NIGHTS OBSERVATIONS AT FABRA OBSERVATORY" you must first make a reservation and pay.


RESERVATIONS:
1) Telephone reservations:
- Offices: (+34) 93 170 17 97 from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm / Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
- Call Center: (+34) 93 327 01 21 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 9 pm.
- Incidents: (+34) 697 864 262 Saturdays and public holidays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Once the telephone reservation has been made, you will be sent an e-mail with the payment method where you will have 72 hours to make the payment by:
a) Bank Transfer: indicate reservation code + name and surname
b) Bizum on telephone 697 864 262: Indicate reservation code + name and surname
Reservations are accepted until 12 noon on the day of the activity can only be paid until 2 pm, otherwise we do not guarantee the booking confirmation.

2) Online reservations:
Fill in the form selecting the desired day, places and type of menu.
Discounted bookings:
- If they enjoy a discount, they must write down their card number and present it on the day of the activity.
- Each card allows a discount for two people.
- The card must be presented at the entrance of the venue.
- Discounts can in no case be combined with other offers or gift vouchers.
Payment in this case is by credit card.

3) Reservations by e-mail:
a) Particulars: reservas@sternalia.com
Indicate, name, surname, telephone, e.mail, activity and day menus and number of people.
b) Groups: Possibility to carry out the activity exclusively for groups. Contact: César Blasco: 697 864 262 /  cesarblasco@sternalia.com
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
People with disabilities:
The space does not have a lift for the guided tour. However, for dinner it is at street level and allows mobility to be guaranteed.

Intolerances and eating habits: In case of having any intolerance or allergy to any food, communicate via e-mail to:
reservas@sternalia.com or to the telephone numbers mentioned above.

Children: All minors from 2 years old are exempt from payment. Children from 2 to 12 years old pay the children's rate. Those over 13 years old will pay the adult rate.

Pets: Pets are not allowed.

Parking: The organization is not responsible for parked vehicles or belongings left inside.

Taxi: In order to get to your destination from the Fabra Observatory, you can use the taxi option, but we recommend having it previously arranged with the departure time of the activity, since if they ask for it at the end it is likely to take longer than desired, this happens because Barcelona is very active with festivals, congresses and / or concerts, and can cause a significant increase in the demand for the service.

Note: If you do not receive your payment method email or your booking confirmation email, we would appreciate it if you could check your spam / spam.

Unfavorable weather conditions: The meteorology can prevent the correct observation an average of about three days to the month. To improve the satisfaction of visitors, this year through screens located in the dome of the telescope, there will be an alternative activity in which you can discover one of the scientific works that are carried out in the Observatory: observation and study of asteroids.

To make changes to the reservation, you must inform with more than 72h in advance of the day that the activity will be done, either to change the day or modify the menu or cancel it.

For groups of 10 people or more, they must notify more than 5 days in advance.
The cancellation of the reservation with refund of the amount paid, can be made within the maximum period of 30 days from the date of acquisition and will incur a cost of € 5. If you cancel after 30 days you will lose the entire amount. The changes and cancellations of the reservation can not be made via e-mail, you must call 93 170 17 97. Sternalia agrees to return the amount within a maximum period of 10 calendar days from the moment the person has facilitated Your account number for the return.
The organization reserves the right to cancel the activity for not achieving the minimum capacity required, for occasional maintenance of the telescope and / or if the access or exit of the venue is affected, the participants will be notified as soon as possible when the procedure begins of cancellation. In this case, an alternative date will be offered.
Meteorological conditions: The meteorological conditions can prevent the correct observation an average of three days a month. To improve the satisfaction of visitors, through audiovisuals an alternative activity will be carried out where you can discover one of the scientific tasks carried out by the Fabra Observatory: observation and study of near-Earth asteroids. In this case, the activity will not be canceled.

You can give away to other people the "NIGHT GUIDED VISITS WITH OBSERVATION AT THE FABRA OBSERVATORY" by a gift voucher valid for 1 year.
The gifted people can choose the day they prefer to enjoy the experience within the dates on which the activity takes place.

GIFT VOUCHER INFORMATION
- You must indicate the details of the person buying the check and the name and surname of the attendees who will receive the gift.
- Gift Voucher  are not applicable to other promotions, discounts or offers.
- Gift Voucher are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. (We simply ask you to make a reservation before the check expires. As if the reservation is made 2 years in advance)
- The cancellation of the gift voucher with a refund of the amount paid, can be done within a maximum period of 30 calendar days from the date of acquisition and will involve a cost of 5€ of administrative management.

PURCHASE OF THE GIFT VOUCHER:

1) Web space: here

2) By phone:
- Offices: (+34) 93 170 17 97
from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm / Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
- Call Center: (+34) 93 327 01 21 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 9 pm.
- Incidents: (+34) 697 864 262 Saturdays and public holidays from 10 am to 2 pm.

STEPS TO VALIDATE GIFT VOUCHER AND MAKE THE RESERVATION:
1) Online Booking:

a) Select a day from our calendar to come and enjoy the activity.
b) Fill the form up (name, surname, e-mail tel, menus etc ...).
c) In the Gift Voucher section, insert all the check numbering and click to validate.
d) You will receive an e-mail with the booking confirmation.(see spam).
e) Carry the booking confirmation on your mobile phone on the day you are going to enjoy the activity.

2) Booking by e-mail:
a) Take a photo or scan of the gift voucher and send it by e-mail to: reservas@sternalia.com
b) In the e-mail indicate: name + surname + telephone + the day chosen to carry out the activity.
c) In 24/48 working hours Sternalia will validate the voucher and send you an e-mail with the confirmation of your reservation. (see spam).
d) Bring the booking confirmation on your mobile phone on the day you are going to enjoy the activity.

Observation Calendar 2020-2021
October 2020 - May 2021

To attend at the "NIGHTS OBSERVATIONS AT FABRA OBSERVATORY" you must first make a reservation and pay.


RESERVATIONS:
1) Telephone reservations:
- Offices: (+34) 93 170 17 97 from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm / Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
- Call Center: (+34) 93 327 01 21 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 9 pm.
- Incidents: (+34) 697 864 262 Saturdays and public holidays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Once the telephone reservation has been made, you will be sent an e-mail with the payment method where you will have 72 hours to make the payment by:
a) Bank Transfer: indicate reservation code + name and surname
b) Bizum on telephone 697 864 262: Indicate reservation code + name and surname
Reservations are accepted until 12 noon on the day of the activity can only be paid until 2 pm, otherwise we do not guarantee the booking confirmation.

2) Online reservations:
Fill in the form selecting the desired day, places and type of menu.
Discounted bookings:
- If they enjoy a discount, they must write down their card number and present it on the day of the activity.
- Each card allows a discount for two people.
- The card must be presented at the entrance of the venue.
- Discounts can in no case be combined with other offers or gift vouchers.
Payment in this case is by credit card.

3) Reservations by e-mail:
a) Particulars: reservas@sternalia.com
Indicate, name, surname, telephone, e.mail, activity and day menus and number of people.
b) Groups: Possibility to carry out the activity exclusively for groups. Contact: César Blasco: 697 864 262 /  cesarblasco@sternalia.com
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
People with disabilities:
The space does not have a lift for the guided tour. However, for dinner it is at street level and allows mobility to be guaranteed.

Intolerances and eating habits: In case of having any intolerance or allergy to any food, communicate via e-mail to:
reservas@sternalia.com or to the telephone numbers mentioned above.

Children: All minors from 2 years old are exempt from payment. Children from 2 to 12 years old pay the children's rate. Those over 13 years old will pay the adult rate.

Pets: Pets are not allowed.

Parking: The organization is not responsible for parked vehicles or belongings left inside.

Taxi: In order to get to your destination from the Fabra Observatory, you can use the taxi option, but we recommend having it previously arranged with the departure time of the activity, since if they ask for it at the end it is likely to take longer than desired, this happens because Barcelona is very active with festivals, congresses and / or concerts, and can cause a significant increase in the demand for the service.

Note: If you do not receive your payment method email or your booking confirmation email, we would appreciate it if you could check your spam / spam.

Unfavorable weather conditions: The meteorology can prevent the correct observation an average of about three days to the month. To improve the satisfaction of visitors, this year through screens located in the dome of the telescope, there will be an alternative activity in which you can discover one of the scientific works that are carried out in the Observatory: observation and study of asteroids.

To make changes to the reservation, you must inform with more than 72h in advance of the day that the activity will be done, either to change the day or modify the menu or cancel it.

For groups of 10 people or more, they must notify more than 5 days in advance.
The cancellation of the reservation with refund of the amount paid, can be made within the maximum period of 30 days from the date of acquisition and will incur a cost of € 5. If you cancel after 30 days you will lose the entire amount. The changes and cancellations of the reservation can not be made via e-mail, you must call 93 170 17 97. Sternalia agrees to return the amount within a maximum period of 10 calendar days from the moment the person has facilitated Your account number for the return.
The organization reserves the right to cancel the activity for not achieving the minimum capacity required, for occasional maintenance of the telescope and / or if the access or exit of the venue is affected, the participants will be notified as soon as possible when the procedure begins of cancellation. In this case, an alternative date will be offered.
Meteorological conditions: The meteorological conditions can prevent the correct observation an average of three days a month. To improve the satisfaction of visitors, through audiovisuals an alternative activity will be carried out where you can discover one of the scientific tasks carried out by the Fabra Observatory: observation and study of near-Earth asteroids. In this case, the activity will not be canceled.

You can give away to other people the "NIGHT GUIDED VISITS WITH OBSERVATION AT THE FABRA OBSERVATORY" by a gift voucher valid for 1 year.
The gifted people can choose the day they prefer to enjoy the experience within the dates on which the activity takes place.

GIFT VOUCHER INFORMATION
- You must indicate the details of the person buying the check and the name and surname of the attendees who will receive the gift.
- Gift Voucher  are not applicable to other promotions, discounts or offers.
- Gift Voucher are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase. (We simply ask you to make a reservation before the check expires. As if the reservation is made 2 years in advance)
- The cancellation of the gift voucher with a refund of the amount paid, can be done within a maximum period of 30 calendar days from the date of acquisition and will involve a cost of 5€ of administrative management.

PURCHASE OF THE GIFT VOUCHER:

1) Web space: here

2) By phone:
- Offices: (+34) 93 170 17 97
from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm / Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
- Call Center: (+34) 93 327 01 21 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 9 pm.
- Incidents: (+34) 697 864 262 Saturdays and public holidays from 10 am to 2 pm.

STEPS TO VALIDATE GIFT VOUCHER AND MAKE THE RESERVATION:
1) Online Booking:

a) Select a day from our calendar to come and enjoy the activity.
b) Fill the form up (name, surname, e-mail tel, menus etc ...).
c) In the Gift Voucher section, insert all the check numbering and click to validate.
d) You will receive an e-mail with the booking confirmation.(see spam).
e) Carry the booking confirmation on your mobile phone on the day you are going to enjoy the activity.

2) Booking by e-mail:
a) Take a photo or scan of the gift voucher and send it by e-mail to: reservas@sternalia.com
b) In the e-mail indicate: name + surname + telephone + the day chosen to carry out the activity.
c) In 24/48 working hours Sternalia will validate the voucher and send you an e-mail with the confirmation of your reservation. (see spam).
d) Bring the booking confirmation on your mobile phone on the day you are going to enjoy the activity.