Last Wednesday, March 29, the presentation of the “Month of Astrotourism” was held in the Chateau Park, with the presence of the Minister of Science and Technology, Pablo de Chiara, and the head of the Córdoba Tourism Agency, Pablo Avilés. This is the second edition of this attraction and includes fifty activities that will be distributed between the city of Córdoba and more than 20 towns in the interior. The mayors of Villa Carlos Paz, Río Ceballos and Mina Clavero also participated.

The main objective of this program is to enhance the range of activities that towns in the interior of the province can offer, both to their visitors and to their residents. In addition, it seeks to stimulate interest in learning more about astronomy and its explanation of the celestial objects that flood the Cordoba firmament.

In dialogue with Canal C, De Chiara assured that he was “very happy” since this “It is the result of a lot of work that we have been doing with Avilés, with the team, and with the operators who are the main custodians of many actions that we carry out. In the case of astrotourism we see that there is more and more interest. For that we need trained operators , professionals up to the demands of growing tourism”.

In this sense, it is important to mention that On April 5, the introductory extension course on astrotourism will begin which will be dictated by the Córdoba Astronomical Observatory, the Mincyt and the Córdoba Tourism Agency. It is a formative path that has the academic endorsement of the Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics and Computing (Famaf) of the UNC. It is intended for alternative tourism providers and operators, tourist informants, park rangers and students of astronomy or tourism careers, trekking guides and the general public.

For his part, Avilés commented that “Córdoba has an accessible geography and skies that can be observed with different landscape contexts. Each of the challenges that we work on in astrotourism interventions changes a lot depending on the places where it can be enjoyed.”

It may interest you: Registration for the program is open Free Student Internet Connection: How to sign up?

Coverage: Rubén Alvaraz