The Starlight Awards ceremony took place last Friday, October 31, 2022 in Fuencaliente de La Palma in the context of the V International Starlight Meeting. These awards are granted by the Starlight Foundation in recognition of institutions, associations, administrations, companies and individuals that have stood out for the defense of the night sky in any of its four modalities
The event was attended by around a hundred people, it took place in the first Starlight wineries in the world, the Bodegas Teneguía, and was led by the director of the Starlight Foundation herself. Antonia Varela, and were present Raúl Camacho, Minister of Tourism of the Cabildo de La Palma; Gregorio Alonso, mayor of Fuencaliente de La Palma; Rafael Rebolo, director of the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute; and the astrophysicist Garik Israelian among other personalities from the island.
Starlight Award 2021 for Best Accommodation:
El Tambor del Llano Lodging, located in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, is the only establishment accredited in Cádiz by the Starlight Foundation and offers sky and stargazing activities throughout the year. El Tambor del Llano is a promoter of the Starlight certification for the Sierra de Cádiz, achieved in 2021 and whose efforts began three years earlier with the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Sierra de Cádiz, the Provincial Council and the Tourist Board. The formation of Starlight Monitors was also promoted in this area of the Sierra de Cádiz. El Tambor del Llano has an extensive astronomical dissemination program, as well as its own stellarium.
V International Starlight Meeting, an event that has been held from October 24 to 29 and has had the main territories and astrotourism professionals related to the Starlight movement, who have met to exchange experiences, discuss issues associated with astrotourism and establish guidelines for the future of the sector.
Alto de Los Alamillos. Cañada Grande 11610, Grazalema (Cádiz)
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