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Lanzarote markets (Places, dates and times)

Lanzarote Markets are, in addition to an entertaining and pleasant walk, a beautiful way to encourage the consumption of local agricultural, livestock, ecological and artisanal products.

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Mercado Autóctono Sostenible (Sustainable Autochthonous Market)

Experience some of the traditional craft methods first hand with local craftspeople, like traditional pottery, the roseta, empleita, telar, mojo sauce and gofio recipes, and many other workshops to complete a visit to this emblematic spot located right at the heart of Lanzarote.

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Programme of Events: Christmas, New Year and Kings 2018/2019

The holiday atmosphere officially arrives when the festive Christmas lights and decorations appear throughout Puerto del Carmen. Puerto del Carmen is the ideal location for such a special time of year, with our popular Santa Claus parade, concerts and a large fireworks display to welcome in the New Year. These will be followed by The three Wise Kings parade in January.

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The US seeks alternatives to Hawaii after the construction of a telescope on a sacred mountain has been stopped

The Mauna Kea volcano, something like the Olympus of the Hawaiian gods, is home right now to 13 first class science facilities, including some giant telescopes like the Keck twins, of 10 meters.

The plans of the University of California and Caltech were to lift the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT, its acronym in English), given the exceptional capabilities of the mountain, the highest in the area (4,200m) and the most sacred, where there are still native burials.

But in the Canary Islands, everything would be facilitated. From the social point of view, the observatories are proud and even count with a Law of the Sky that commits the residents of the canaries to sacrifice with lower levels of light pollution. In el Roque, a dozen telescopes of high quality are located and amongst them, the world’s largest, the Great Canary Telescope.

Although el Roque is only 2,300 meters above sea level, the observation conditions are as good as on Mauna Kea. Proof of this is that in recent years it has attracted major international facilities such as the Cherenkov telescopes network.

The TMT aims to push the limits of the observable universe and multiply the discovery of new lands.

The skies of the Canaries

The skies observe from the Canaries the most energetic pulsar light ever seen.

The emission was detected in the pulsar Crab Nebula. Researchers at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) and the Institute of Cosmos Sciences have observed the light with most energy ever seen emitted from a pulsar. The discovery was published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The observation was carried out from the observatory MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gammaray Imaging Cherenkov) of La Palma, where they have discovered the most energetic pulse radiation ever detected, emitted from a stellar object, the Crab pulsar.

These unexpected observations of high-energy photons question the knowledge of these tiny stars and open new challenges for particle acceleration in extreme environments.

The Crab pulsar is a tiny neutron star, about 10 kilometres in diameter, with a rotation of 30 times per second that behaves like a huge magnet and creates extremely large electric and magnetic fields around it.

It also creates a beam of light coming out of its poles and that we receive whenever its rotation crosses our line of sight, such as a lighthouse, but with energies of far greater magnitude than the visible light. The energy of this radiation is comparable to that created in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Total Lunar Eclipse

The morning of September 28th, the sky in the Canary Islands, one of the clearest and cleanest in the world, will be starring in an astronomical spectacle of great interest: a total lunar eclipse, which will be broadcasted to the whole world through the Internet from the islands of La Palma and Fuerteventura, and the peaks of Tenerife, declared Starlight Reserves.

In addition, the online streaming will include broadcasting of another phenomenon: the shadow of Teide aligned with the full moon, a unique spectacle.

The total lunar eclipse will be broadcasted live via the promotional website of the Canary Islands www.elmejorclimadelmundo.com and the sky-live.tv platform, which will provide free signal to various channels and to media worldwide.

“Ask the Moon”

In order to contribute to the maximum diffusion of the broadcast of the total eclipse from the Canary Islands, the social network Twitter will develop the initiative “Ask the Moon”, where users can ask questions related to our satellite-From the 14th to the 28th of September, and through the account @ sky-live.tv, anyone who wishes can ask by adding the hashtag #PreguntaleALaLuna or #AskTheMoon in English, and a committee of experts will respond.

During the broadcast of the eclipse, one of the questions will be chosen and answered live.

Welcome to Las Costas Hotel’s new website

Welcome to Las Costas Hotel’s new website! In our bid to keep improving our services we present this new website in the hope that it will help you to find out more about our hotel and keep you informed of the hotel’s most up to date news.

By booking online you can make the most of the hotel’s best offers and conditions with special discounts and be assured of a completely secure reservation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any query you might have about Las Costas Hotel.