Astronomy Garden

Twelve different features introduce the general public to basic principles of astronomy
Astronomy Garden

This free exhibition at the L’Umbracle is an excellent observatory for sky watching and learning about astronomy. All visitors, regardless of age or background, will become truly passionate about astronomy.

The science of astronomy is very closely linked to instruments for observing and measuring the sky, some examples of which are included in this unique garden. All of the exhibits,– some of them very well known –have been developed throughout history to help humankind understand the movements of the different objects that we can see in the heavens, especially the sun and the stars.

These inventions (devices) will help you to understand some basic concepts like the apparent movement of the stars; the difference between solar and civil time or between longitude and latitude; when solstices and equinoxes start; what is the solar declination, etc… And we’ll do all of this in a fun and interactive way because there are very few things that excite more our curiosity than observing the sky above.