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On year 2015, Bassegoda Park became the first camping in continental Europe to be recognized by Starlight Foundation as a stargazing site that protects the natural, scenic, cultural and scientific heritage of the night sky.

This certification system is supported by UNESCO, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU).


 

 

 

The Starlight Foundation qualifies as “Starlight Camps” those accredited facilities that organise activities to promote awareness of the starry sky as part of nature and offer sustainable tourism that respects the environment and protects the night sky. A Starlight Camp must also meet minimum quality levels and in this regard. The Foundation takes into account the activities organised, the audience it addresses, the facilities available and the geographical space where it is located.

This distinction accredits Bassegoda Park as a preferred touristic destination for the general public and particularly, for amateur astronomers that want to enjoy a privileged environment, far away from light pollution from city centres.


With the goal to protect and preserve the privileged qualities of Albanyà night sky, Bassegoda Park (with a fully computerized lighting system to minimize light pollution) fully adheres to the La Palma declaration in defence of the night sky and the right to starlight.

Moreover, Bassegoda Park has a team of fully specialized astronomers and monitors and hosts docents of schools and high schools annually.

Visitors interested in astronomy might want to also visit the website ofAlbanyà Astronomical Observatorylocated next to the campsite.

Since year 2017 Bassegoda Park is at the gateway of Albanyà International Dark Sky park, designated by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA).

IDA recognition made Albanyà the first International Dark Sky Park of Spain and the first territory recognized by the two foremost institutions of protection of the night sky in the world.

UNESCO defines the night sky as a common universal heritage, come touch the sky with us!

 


 

 

1: Portal Heritage of Astronomy de la UNESCO y enlaze a la fundación Starlight
http://www2.astronomicalheritage.net/index.php/darkskies-news
http://fundacionstarlight.org/

 


2: Mapa de contaminación lumínica (datos del Earth Observation Group de la NOAA). Albanyà es una de las pocas localidades que quedan practicamente libres de contaminación lumínica en Girona.

http://www.lightpollutionmap.info

 

Contacte: Pere Guerra Serra
Tel. 659007917
Fax. 972152359

info@bassegodapark.com
www.bassegodapark.com

 

 
 

 

Touch the sky with us!

Astronomical Observatory Albanyà

 

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