Monthly Archives: January 2014


Miguel de Cervantes, a Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, was born at Alcalá de Henares near La Mancha in 1547.  He spent many years as a traveller and adventurer but eventually, when quite mature in years, he settled down and … Continue reading

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Calar Alto Observatory

by Robert Bovington The province of Almería is the sunniest driest place in Spain. It also has the cleanest atmosphere in Europe and hardly any cloud making it an ideal location for installing an observatory. Calar Alto, at an altitude … Continue reading

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