During an astronomy night recently held at Dwejra Tower, Gozo, about 200 people enjoyed peering through telescopes at objects in the night sky, including three planets – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – as well as the International Space Station, which happened to be passing at the time. The event also raised awareness about light pollution and drew attention to the sensitive site of Dwejra, one of the last remaining dark-sky sites in the Maltese islands. Bio­logist Prof. Sandro Lanfranco gave a talk about Dwejra’s geological and ecological features and astrophysicist Dr Joseph Caruana gave an overview of astronomy and the night sky. The event was organised by the University of Malta’s Department of Physics and the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy in collaboration with the Astronomical Society of Malta and Din l-Art Ħelwa.

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