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The Museum of Science and Space invites you to the 'Archaeoastronomy on the Canary Islands, new heritage site' talk

13-Sep-2019
Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos
Avenida de Los Menceyes
La Laguna
922 315 265
19:00 horas

On Friday 13th at 19.00, the Museum of Science and Space will host a “Space Talk" titled "Archaeoastronomy on the Canary Islands, new heritage site", which will be led by Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC - Canary Islands’ Astrophysics Institute) researcher Juan Antonio Belmonte. Admission is free.

The archaeological site of Risco Caído and the Montañas Sagradas of Gran Canaria has been declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The United Nations thus recognises the value of this site in better understanding the culture and everyday practices of our islands’ ancient inhabitants. At this event, we will learn more about aboriginal Canary Island dwellers’ archaeoastronomy and the information provided by the discoveries in the Risco Caído complex. Juan Antonio Belmonte, scientific adviser of the tender and co-author of the report submitted for evaluation, is a doctor of physical sciences and a researcher at the Astrophysics Institute. He is an expert in exoplanetology, stellar physics and archaeoastronomy. In particular, over the last decade he has been the Spanish representative in the Spanish-Egyptian archaeoastronomy mission for ancient Egypt under the umbrella of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. He was the director of the Museum of Science and Space.


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