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Astronomical observation

Algarve Resident contributor Clive Jackson (pictured) will be holding an astronomical observation on Saturday, March 31 at Mesa do Cume Restaurant, Alcaria do Cume, Tavira, at 7pm.

A British marine engineer by profession, Clive Jackson is the director of the Astronomical Observatory of Tavira, which he founded 15 years ago.  

He has also been operating the Camera Obscura in Tavira for seven years.

Clive specialises in education and public outreach and has helped to introduce astronomy in general, and the Algarve night sky in particular, to thousands of pupils of all ages from hundreds of schools.  

The general public in the Algarve region has also been able to take advantage of his planetarium, solar system models, telescopes and others tools.

In association with the Algarve History Association (AHA), Clive gave the first of his astronomical talks to a full house in November 2011 and he is programmed to give four more talks to AHA in 2012 and a further four observation sessions.  

The first of these observation sessions will take place at the Mesa do Cume Restaurant and will be preceded by a three course meal. The cost of the meal and the subsequent astronomical observation is €22.50 per person.  

Places are limited and early booking is recommended.

To book, please contact [email protected] or call 281 971 567.

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