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The Punic Wall discover the secrets of Archeoastronomy this Christmas (05/12/2014)

Cartagena Port of Cultures bring Christmas to the Punic Wall with a new conference, to be held on December 22, about Archeoastronomy in Cartagena, science reveals the findings of studies on the influence of the stars in the constructions of the temples of antiquity, ushering in the Christmas activities that have been prepared for the little ones, such as a planetarium and children's theater.

Regarding the Archeoastronomy, last year a pioneering study and days of reflection on the relationship of the landscape, the location of temples and plotting own city with the celestial sphere and its phenomena was performed.

The study was conducted by researchers and doctors in astrophysics, Juan Antonio Belmonte IAC, and César González of INCIPIT, with scientific and archaeological advice of a professor of archeology at the University of Murcia José Miguel Noguera, director of excavations Quarter the Forum.

These data on the history of the city attended the International Congress of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC), held in late September at the University of Malta under the slogan The materiality of the sky.

For a preview unpublished data about the Archeoastronomy in Cartagena, the announced conference is held at 18:30 am, where Juan Antonio Belmonte, director of research, show the results of this study from a novel approach and from Preliminary studies of Landscape Archaeology in Carthago Nova, where the five hills served possible astronomical alignments.

The most significant finding could be the solstice relation to the sacred area of Arx Hasdrubalis (Windlass Hill).

The conference will end with a night telescopic observation by the Astronomical Association of Cartagena, where they show the sky over the period dedicated to the God Saturn, god of agriculture, where the end of a dark period and the birth of light is celebrated giving step with the unconquered sun to Christmas.

Both the conference archeoastronomy as telescopic observation are free, and your reservation required assistance to your 968.50.00.93

Also during this Christmas, the little ones can also discover the world of the stars in the Planetarium and into a story full of charm and magic through a wonderful fairy.

Christmas Star Planetarium.

Family Activity.

In a Planetarium, the whole family will have the opportunity to learn aspects of the winter solstice and Christmas relationship with astronomy.

Children will discover the astronomical phenomenon that guided the Magi to Bethlehem, it really was a star, a comet or a bright planetary conjunction?

and build a sundial and watch the sun through telescopes.

Dates: Saturday 20 and December 27 and January 3 passes. 11 30h.

. and 12,30h Duration: 1, 30h Directed:.. Children Public Price: 6 euros.

Includes planetarium building sundial observation telescope.

Collaborate Astronomical Association of Cartagena.

The miser Scrooge and Christmas Carol.

Children's Theatre.

A version of the legendary Charles Dickens tale, where the miser Scrooge, stingy and cranky, no Christmas spirit, receives a visit from a very special fairy to help you find a magic star.

Among delighted sets, live music and songs will make it possible that Christmas is celebrated and all our dreams come true.

Dates: 21 and December 28 and January 4 Passing:. 12.00 pm.

. and 13,00h Duration: 1h Directed:.. Children Public Price: 6 euros.

Prior reservation by phone 968.50.00.93 is necessary to make these visits www.cartagenapuertodeculturas.com

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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