Hotel Ventanas al Mar in coordination with the Planetarium of Cozumel
You are invited to the “1st Astronomical Evening: Lovers of the Stars” at the hotel facilities, located at km. 43 from the “other side of the island”. For 2 hours, experts in astronomy will guide us in observing the deep sky such as nebulae, star clusters and even galaxies through telescopes and laser pointers. Date of the event: February 27th at 20:00 p.m.
Privileged location for stargazing
Thanks to the location of the hotel “Ventanas al Mar” on the eastern side of Cozumel Island and the limited artificial lighting of this area, you can carry out spectacular astronomical activities. The low levels of light pollution here, with the help of telescopes, favor the observation of deep sky objects such as nebulae, star clusters and even galaxies, all depending on the celestial objects available each season.
What to observe?
This is an excellent opportunity to explore the emblematic objects of the winter season that ends in March. Among these objects are the star Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky; the Great Orion Nebula, a place where stars are being born at these precise moments; the Pleiades, a cluster of young stars that adorn the sky from the Taurus constellation and stand out more in very dark skies. These three objects can be seen much better with the help of the planetarium telescopes which will be available during the activity.
However, the activity not only has observation through telescopes, astronomy can also be done with the naked eye. There are many deep sky objects that are visible without telescopes, we just need to know where to look. With the right guidance we can find very interesting stars and constellations in the sky. For this, the Planetarium of Cozumel with astronomical laser pointers that make the public think that they can touch the stars. This is a very useful tool when it comes to showing the shape of the constellations.
An unforgettable experience
The nights on the island, especially in the darkest areas on the eastern side of it, have what it takes to ensure an unforgettable experience in the company of friends and loved ones. An experience to remember and that will sow in the hearts of visitors the need to get closer to heaven and navigate with the stars.
Date: Wednesday, February 27th
Time: 20:00 p.m.
Price: $100 pesos per person. Include coffee break