This is an intensive course to train monitors for the practice of astrotourism in the surroundings of the Sierra de Ronda and Grazalema.
Tambor del Llano organizes this course because there is an objective limitation when it comes to having qualified monitors who can develop astronomy outreach activities, offering the `possibility of working as monitors to people who are trained in this course and who are willing to work in our astrotourism program.
There are no certain data, but it is not unreasonable to venture that the contemplation of the night sky began with the first modern humans, almost 70,000 years ago. Looking at the night sky in search of the meaning of existence is a hallmark of our condition as a species, of our humanity.
From the Stone Age to the Space Age, we have gazed at the stars and been spellbound by their majesty and beauty. This fascination shared by all human beings from all peoples and times in history has contributed to shaping us as a civilization and as individuals.
Astrotourism is a modality of sustainable and responsible tourism that combines the observation of the night and day sky, the dissemination and leisure activities related to astronomy. But it is also a resource to promote territories with fewer possibilities that see star tourism as an excellent opportunity to increase quality visitors.
The Sierra de Cádiz region has been a Starlight destination since 2022. It includes the Sierra de Grazalema where the Tambor del Llano farm is located, which has exceptional conditions for observing the night sky and therefore for the development of astrotourism activities.
The training course for astrotourism instructors is aimed at people with or without previous training in astronomy.
Priority is given to those people who have some type of training in the tourism sector and knowledge of a language
Priority is given to people from the Sierra de Grazalema region
Hobbyists or professionals interested in astronomy
Maximum number of participants 20 people. A selection of participants will be made, if necessary. Making the full refund of the payment within 48 hours after the start of the course, in case of not being selected. In case of not reaching a minimum of 7 participants, 5 days before the course, the course will be suspended and the full refund of the payment made by the registrants
TAMBOR DEL LLANO is a farm and accommodation certified as Starlight accommodation since 2015 and has been developing astrotourism activities since then. In 2021 it obtained the Award for the best Starlight establishment in Spain.
ORION MADRID ASTROTURISMO is a company made up of professionals in the dissemination of astronomy. They offer a new modality of leisure and tourism. We merge art, culture, nature, sports and adventure with science and astronomy... creating unique immersive experiences that will not leave you indifferent. All our activities are carried out in collaboration with the best professionals in the tourism sector and are directed by astronomers certified by the International Starlight Foundation. , which endorses our staff and company
09:30 – 10:00 Presentation and welcome
10:00 – 10:50 History of astronomy
11:00 – 17:00 The Solar System
11:00 – 11:50 Solar System
12:20 – 13:10 The Sun
13:20 – 14:10 The Moon
16:10 – 17:00 The visible planets
17:10 – 19:00 Spatial Orientation
21:00 – 22:00 Spatial orientation practice, learn the sky
10:00 – 11:50 Deep Sky
10:00 – 10:50Distribution of the Universe
What is the deep sky in astrotourism?
11:00 – 11:50 Deep Sky Celestial Objects
12:30 – 14:00 Night photography and astrophotography
16:00 – 17:30 Equipment and tools for an astronomical session
17:40 – 18:30 Astronomical session planning
18:40 – 20:30 Practice Assembly and use of telescope
21:40 – 22:40 Night photography practice
10:00 – 10:50 Astrotourism A thousand and one ways to disseminate
11:00 – 11:50 Practical solar observation
12:30 – 14:00 Practical examples to disseminate astronomy
16:00 – 18:00 Astronomical session
18:40 – 22:30 Practice
Locating objects and development of the journey with binoculars and telescopes
10:00 – 10:40 Evaluation of acquired knowledge
11:30 – 12:00 Delivery of diplomas and farewell
DEADLINE: Until September 26, 2023
Attach proof of payment to the registration form, which can be done as follows:
▪ Bizum: +34608365821 ▪ Bank transfer: ES70 2100 1875 0902 0036 3677 Beneficiary: Orión Madrid Astroturismo Concept: Name and Surname + Astrotourism Training
Each participant will receive the invoice for the payment of the course and the content program, schedules.
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Alto de Los Alamillos. Cañada Grande 11610, Grazalema (Cádiz)
Andalusia Tourism Registry RTA : H/CA/01403