Enjoy the beautiful starry sky on a warm and calm summer night. Have you ever stopped to observe the wonders of the night sky? Do you want to learn about the constellations, the celestial bodies that form them and the phenomena that can be observed? Join our Astronomy course and learn about constellations and how to locate yourself through our orientation workshop with the stars.
The relevance of Astronomy
The stars, so distant and mysterious, are the natural spectacle that captivated all cultures and civilizations in the history of our planet. There is no people who have not studied and mythologized the phenomena they observed in the night sky.
Such was the importance that they named the heavenly bodies with the names of their gods, as in the case of Greco-Roman mythology. Or they guessed their future through the phenomena they observed, as in the case of pre-Columbian societies. This desire for knowledge brought numerous technological advances, but above all it provided us with important data about the environment that surrounds us.
So, at some point in the origin of different cultures, we look up at the sky and begin to study how it works. We learned that there are phenomena that repeat and form cycles, and at that moment the spark exploded.
Through the knowledge of the recurring events observed in the sky, we learned to orient ourselves and, therefore, it was possible to undertake great journeys and move around the entire planet. This knowledge, older than civilization itself, is based on knowing the position of the constellations throughout the seasons and the rotational movements of the Earth with respect to the Sun and its own axis; Although at that time it was believed that what was moving was the Sun, they were fully aware of the cycles of light and the different positions of the Sun at different times of the year.
With this information they were able to locate themselves and not get lost during long land and sea voyages or exploring lands and seas they did not yet know. That is, the advancement of the human species lives linked to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Astronomy.
If you are interested in learning about Astronomy and orientation with the stars, sign up for the courses we teach at our rural hotel.
Astronomy Course: Star Orientation Workshop
Discover the different constellations that surround us, learn to recognize them, what they are called, in what position they are and how to orient oneself by observing the stars. Enjoying a wonderful summer night in a dream place, away from the bustle of a city or a crowded tourist place.
Sign up for our course, come to know the Pazos de Arenteiro Rural Village. Immerse yourself in the historical-artistic heritage and the natural environment in which we find ourselves.
Our rural hotel is located in Pazos de Arenteiro, a strategic enclave in the history of the entire area of the Avia and Arenteiro valleys. Located right at the confluence of both rivers, this small town enjoys the privileged climate of Ribeiro, a region where some of the best wines in the world are produced, and being a few kilometers from the population centers and most important transport routes of area. In the middle of nature and one step away from you.
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