Observation of the phenomenon of the winter solstice

  • Day: December 23, 2017
  • 7:30am Opening of the museum doors
  • 8:00am Concentration at the Baluard de Sant Pere
  • 8:15am Observation of light phenomenon from the terraces of Es Baluard.
  • 8:30am Conference stained glass windows, Jordi Bonet
  • Space: terraces and raincoats
  • Free activity

Es Baluard is organizing a year more, in collaboration with the Balearic Society of Mathematics XEIX, the observation of the light effect that originates coinciding with the winter solstice at the Cathedral of Mallorca and that can be seen from the museum terraces A show of light and color that takes place in December and which allows to contemplate the sunrise through the two rose windows of La Seu – the main rose window and the rose window on the main façade – thus creating a kind of giant kaleidoscope .

The light effect was discovered, studied and disseminated by the Balearic Society of Mathematics SBM-XEIX, which since 2007 has gathered supporters around the phenomenon, with the objective of disseminating mathematical knowledge. After seeing the phenomenon at 7 in the morning, at 8:30 p.m., the session of the stained glass window of the Cathedral of Mallorca and also of the Sagrada Família of Barcelona, ​​Jordi Bonet, will be designed to design a stained glass window at the moment. Next, there will be an interpretation of stained glass windows for a group of shadow theater.

The activity is included in Es Baluard’s “Paisatges sostenibles” program, which integrates activities related to art, ecology and sustainability that are part of the museum’s regular programming in line with its intention to create links between culture, the environment and sustainable development.


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23rd December 2017 → 23rd December 2017