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Astronomy

It is said that the sky belongs to everyone and it can be seen from all over. However, this is not always true, the light pollution present in small and big cities do not allow us to observe the stars and the planets. But,in the Ager valley , there is a natural telescope with any filter and lights that disturbs the observation. this valley enjoys one of the clearest skies of Catalonia.

The COU ( centre for observing the Universe)is a multi-spacial centre with areas for play and training. It has been designed as a site for astronomical observation. The planetarium is covered by a retractable dome. The dome can be opened to leave the hall uncovered and permits direct observation of the sky(stars and planets) either during the day or at night.
The centre is located at 3,7 km far from Ager, at an altitude of 830m at the foot of the Montsec.

Montsec: a landmark and the 3rd Starlight Reserve and 6th Starlight Tourist Destination in the world


In March 2013, the exceptional quality of the skies of Montsec prompted the Generalitat of Catalonia to protect 1600 km2 from light pollution with a landmark status. Likewise, the Starlight Foundation, backed by the UNESCO, granted it certification as a Starlight Reserve and Tourist Destination. There are only 3 Starlight Reserves in the world: La Palma Island, Lake Tekapo in New Zealand and now Montsec. Furthermore, there are only 6 Starlight Tourist Destinations in the world: Montsec, La Palma Island, La Rioja Biosphere Reserve, Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife), Alqueva (Portugal) and Amalfi Coast (Italy).

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