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At summer solstice we will host concerts and other astronomy related activities.
Matadero Madrid joins the European Music Day celebration. On Thursday, June 21, at summer solstice, we will host concerts and other astronomy related activities.   Having in mind how hard it is to actually see the stars in big cities due to their bright lights, the company Cuartoymitad Teatro presents in Matadero Lo que (no) se ve (What we (don't) see). This project, created under support of the programme for artistic creation of Madrid, offers different proposals free and open to all audiences to recover the night sky and its observation.


Workshop (Con)sider and (in)corporate
Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 From 12 h. to 2 pm. for teenagers From 5 pm to 8 pm. for people over 60   A workshop to explore Astrophysics through the body. Games, stage dynamics, discussion about the universe and our place in it will "incorporate" all participants. What is a planetary system? How does gravity work? What does "up" and "down" mean? What's an orbit? How would a walk on Mars feel like? What do stars do? What is the famous "problem of the 3 bodies" about? Are just some of the questions and concepts we will work with in motion. Our bodies inhabit (and are part of) the universe, do they know more than we think?   Offered by: María Prado and Fernando de Retes - Cuartoymitad Teatro.  
Workshop's previous sign-up form.  
Talk La desaparición del cosmos (Disappearance of the Cosmos)
Thursday 21, from 8 pm to 9 pm. Cineteca Madrid   It is impossible to watch the stars in big cities. Millions of people inhabit spaces where our galaxy, the Milky Way, can't be seen and hardly a few stars appear to the naked eye. How does it affect us on a personal, cultural, artistic, scientific level? What are the implications? Can we recover the night skies? Is there such thing as the right to darkness?   With Susana Malón: Graduate in Physics and Physicist of Excellence by Colegio Oficial de Físicos, master in Engineering and Environment and master in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Over 15 years of experience in street lighting, light pollution, environmental and skies defense and Starlight certifications. She is CEO at Lumínica Ambiental.   Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel: PhD in Astrophysics, involved in light pollution issues from the mid 90s and a contributor with over 100 research and informational essays, many of which related with light pollution. He is in charge of the urban science project "Cities at Night", coordinated with NASA.
  Host: Fernando de Retes. Cuartoymitad Teatro.
  Lo que (no) se ve: Observación astronómica urbana
Thursday 21, from 11.30 pm to 00.30 am. Plaza Matadero
  We celebrate June's summer solstice taking Astronomy to the streets. We will observe the night skies from the city. We will identify the relevant celestial objects at bare sight and will use technology to reveal what we would find that same night under different circumstances. We will enter an unknown universe, that hides more and more each day in the cities. Accompanied by Fernando de Retes, Physicist and actor, we will plunge in what we don't see.  
Concert: Murcof
Thursday 21, from 10 to 11 pm. Plaza Matadero 
  Fernando Corona (Murcof) is known for creating an organic and very personal sound that has a strong influence of classical music, ambient and minimal, based in the intricate manipulation of different acoustic sources. He started his career in Tijuana, Mexico, where he was born and he is a founder member of the Colectivo Nortec de Baja California under the name of Terrestre. He has published a dozen albums ever since and he has participated in different audiovisual projects, including his acclaimed collaboration with AntiVJ, and other collaborations with artists such as Erik Truffaz and Vanessa Wagner as well as soundtracks like La Sangre Iluminada or Lost in Time.