The Dinners at the Fabra Observatory are one of the unmissable events in Barcelona’s summer season. The activity takes place at the Fabra Observatory during summer months and combines scientific outreach, astronomical observation and a suggestive gastronomic offer. Both the Observatory and the dinners are located at one of the privileged viewpoints of the city of Barcelona.
The evening starts with the dinner, an original and delicious gastronomic offer of astronomical inspiration, based on quality ingredients and the finest cuisine, served at dusk on the terrace. The menu is a creation by Miquel Guimerà, executive chef from Paradís Gourmet.
At the end of the dinner, a short science talk (30′) is offered, followed by a tour of the interior of the Observatory . The visit includes the museum, the modernist hall (early 20th century) and the meridian telescope. You will enter the great dome, which preserves its original elements and you will be able to observe celestial bodies in far away constellations, stars and most part of the Solar System through the 1904 telescope, one of the largest and oldest telescopes still in use in Europe. The tour can be in English but must be arranged in advance when making the reservation.
For non-Catalan/Spanish speaking attendees: since the science talk is not in English, it can be arranged for the tour to be advanced for you while the talk takes place. However, in order to ensure a tour guide in English will be available, please make the reservation by phone at: +34 93 327 01 21 (http://www.sternalia.com) which is the company in charge of coordinating these events.
http://www.soparsambestrelles.cat/reservations.html -calendar and reservations
Please note this is NOT a tourist attraction.
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