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Starry Summer
Località Case Lazzarello, Osservatorio Astronomico
Every Friday in August you can access the Astronomical Observatory in Lazzarello di Pecorara, and enjoy watching the stars.
With the help of experts from Gruppo Astrofili from Piacenza, from 9 pm onwards learn about constellations and the most shining stars in the night sky. All this through the eye of the telescope installed under the steel vault of the observatory. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, double stars, a dusty nebula, and much more on this unique series of appointments under the stars.
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04 August 2017
25 August 2017
free entrance
How to get there
You can access the observatory directly, or reach one of the meeting points:

in Piacenza: in front of the parking on Strada Gragnana (at the roundabout next to Ponginibbi) at 8 pm (at 7 pm on 26 August)

in Nibbiano: in Piazza Combattenti at 8:45 pm (at 7:45 pm on Friday 26 August)
Gruppo Astrofili di Piacenza

Friday 4th August at 9 pm
Observation of the moon in its 12th day, Jupiter, Saturn 

Friday 11th August at 9 pm
No telescope tonight! Watch falling stars and win with the "Meteor Bingo"! 

Friday 18th August at 9 pm
Watch with your naked eye the main visible constellation and see them through with the telescope, together with Saturn, and other planets

Friday 25th August at 9 pm
Guided observation with naked eye and with the telescope of some deep space objects and Saturn.

If you wish, at 8 pm there is the possibility to enjoy a plate of delicious polenta with boar sauce (or cheese as alternative) cooked by the volunteers from Associazione Valtidone. Each dish costs 8 euros.
Last update
Thursday, 06 July 2017
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone