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Hans Christian Andersen is best known as the author of popular fairytales but in his lifetime he was equally respected as a travel writer. In this fortnightly series, Carolyn Kain uses his...

Welcome to the August night sky. This month we get a rare opportunity to spot the elusive planet Mercury low on the western horizon just after sunset from the beginning of the month.

We...

Hans Christian Andersen is best known as a writer of popular fairytales but in his lifetime he was equally respected as a travel writer. In this fortnightly series, Carolyn Kain uses his...

Hans Christian Andersen is better known today for his popular fairytales but during his lifetime he was equally respected as a travel writer. This is the second in a fortnightly series where...

Welcome to the July night sky. The warm nights of this month offer the ideal conditions for all-night stargazing.

If you look towards the south in the early evening, we have the milky way...

It is somewhat ironical that the day following our seminar in Monchique, entitled “Protecting ourselves in the event of a forest fire”, a fire broke out in Serra de Monchique, to the north of Fóia...

Hans Christian Andersen is best known as a writer of popular fairytales – ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Red Shoes’, ‘The Princess and the Pea’ – to name just a few... In his...

There will be readers who are not aware of the night guard service, but in fact it is one of Portugal’s oldest activities having been around for the last six centuries.

Night guards are...

We have D. João V (1706-1750) to thank for a number of remarkable buildings in Portugal. The stunning and colossal Palácio Nacional de Mafra, the magnificently coloured Joanine Library in Coimbra...

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