SIERRA DE HUELVA SKIES: A DESTINATION WHERE STARS CAN BE OBSERVED
Experts from a variety of disciplines have noted that within the global tourist network of Sierra Morena, Sierra de Aracena’s skies are a potential attraction. They are going to certify the area as Starlight, where celestial constellations can be seen on clear nights.
José Jiménez the coordinator of the project to nominate Sierra Morena as Starlight explains that the initiative, which will have auditors from the Astrophysics Institute of the Canary Islands closely observing the sky over the sierra de Huelva for a few days, seeks to identify this strip of the sierra Morena as a night sky observation reserve.
He points out that this will certify “night sky free of light pollution and a commitment to conserve these conditions as astronomic tourist attraction”. He goes on to mention the important involvement of many administrative bodies in the successful realization of this project.
The auditory will be carried out during the following days in various points of the region. Alájar, one of the sierra’s villages with sites like the Peña Arias Montano, ideal for setting the night cameras used for sky watching, will host the centre of operations.