Perseid meteor shower

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Through collaboration between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA) within the framework of the projects Interreg EELabs and LIFE Natura@night, on the night of the 12t to 13th of August, the channel will broadcast the maximum activity of the Perseid meteor shower from Madeira and from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma).

Within the framework of the outreach activities of the Energy Efficiency Laboratories (EELabs) project, the channel will broadcast live this meteor shower from Pico do Arieiro (Madeira), thanks to the support of the Madeira Astronomy Association (AAM) and the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA), and from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma),with the collaboration of the Society for the Promotion and Development of the Island of La Palma (SODEPAL) through the programe of the Promotion of AstroTourism, the MAGIC telescopes and the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO).

The appointment will be next Wednesday 12 August at 23:15 UT (13 August 00:15 local time in the Canary Islands, 01:15 CEST, local time in Europe).


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Earth nigth

EELabs ( is a project financed by the INTERREG V-A MAC 2014-2020 Programme, co-financed by the FEDER (European Regional Development Fund) of the European Union, under contract number MAC2/4.6d/238. Five centres in Macaronesia work in EELabs (IAC, ITER, UPGC, SPEA-Azores, SPEA-Madeira).

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