IYA 2009 MALTA
  Summer Solstice
 

Summer Solstice 2009

Summer at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park
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Start Time:
Friday, June 19, 2009 at 7:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 12:00am
Location:
Manikata - opposite the parish church
City/Town:
Mellieħa, Malta
Phone:
21521291
Email:

Description

Join us on a short sunset walk with Prof Frank Ventura to learn more about the summer solstice – an event which was possibly used in the past for calculating temple alignments and drawing up agricultural calendars.

After sunset we will return to the starting point to observe the night sky. Two telescopes for observation will be set up by the Astronomical Society of Malta (www.maltastro.org). This activity also forms part of the International Year of astronomy which is being celebrated to commemorate the 400th year since Galileo Galilei first looked at the sky through a telescope.

Refreshments and local products will be available for sale during the event thanks to the participation of the Manikata Farmers Cooperative (www.manikatafarmers.com).

Date: 19th June 7pm Meeting: in front of Manikata Church l/o Mellieħa
Time: 7pm till late Email: walks@majjistral.org Tel: 21521291
Note: bring a small flashlight (no strong lights allowed) and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
There is no fee for the event per se but donations are welcome.
 
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