The Montsec Astronomical Park (PALMO) is an initiative of the Government of Catalonia, to take advantage of the skills and potential of the Montsec area to carry out research, training and dissemination of science, especially astronomy.
The PALMO, takes advantage of some unique characteristics, which make the Montsec, the most appropriate place in Catalonia for the installation of centers with the peculiarities of the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (OAdM) and the Observation Center of the Universe (COU). To be able to make the most of an astronomical installation, environmental conditions must be fulfilled, which favor their performance and exploitation. In particular, it is necessary to evaluate the quality of the images that can be obtained (study of the stability of the image or seeing), the meteorological conditions of the place and the affectation of the light pollution of the site.
More information in: www.parcastronomic.cat