Starlight Astronomical Monitors Training Days In The Sierra Del Segura, Sierra De Alcaraz, Campo De Montiel, And La Manchuela Regions

Elche de la Sierra - Teatro Aguado (Aguado Theatre)
From 9 to 14 May 2022

Week of 9 to 14 May 2022.

Elche de la Sierra, Albacete.



Number of hours: 60

Places available: 45

Schedule: 9 am to 2 pm, 4 pm to 7 pm, 8:30 pm to midnight (practice)


Calling all tourism sector professionals in Albacete province, particularly in the Sierra del Segura, Sierra de Alcaraz and Campos de Montiel and La Manchuela, with an interest in becoming “Starlight Astronomical Monitors”, and leading groups seeking to enrich their knowledge of the universe and nature, through sharing, with the naked eye, and simple observation instruments.


Course syllabus


Further information

Starlight astronomical monitors in the Albacete area with Starlight certification (Sierra del Segura, Sierra de Alcaraz and Campos de Montiel and La Manchuela)

From 9 to 14 May 2022

Teatro Aguado, C/ Calderón de la Barca, s/nº, Elche de la Sierra


If restrictions due to Covid-19 mean this cannot be done in person, the course will be taught online.


Opening hours: 9 am to 2 pm, 4 pm to 7 pm, 20:30 to midnight (practice).


Free registration

Places available: 45

Number of hours: 60


Recommended for:


People interested in leading groups in natural environments, to rural accommodation or establishments of another kind; tour guides, spokespersons or other professionals involved in communicating scientific, historical, and cultural values in the astronomical sky to groups through night and daytime observation, astrophotography, and the fight against light pollution.



Course objectives


Training for “Starlight Astronomical Monitors”, specialised in leading groups at night and during the day, to help visitors both enjoy nature and enrich their knowledge of the universe through the dissemination of information, either with the naked eye or through simple observation instruments, and to perceive that nature and the universe are one and the same reality as we humans experience.

Make known, in practical fashion, the professional opportunities that astrotourism offers, the range and unique nature of companies involved in this niche, how to develop this innovative product and the best way to promote it.


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1.- Students interested in taking the course must pre-register by contacting the Albacete Tourism Services at / 967198514 / 967558078 by 3 May 2022. 

2.- Complete the application form.

3.- Provide the documentation requested in said application form

4.- Send the application and documentation to


Deadline for submitting applications: 03 May 2022 at 2 pm.


Information line: 967198514/967558078 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm)





1.- Persons working in the tourism sector in the Albacete area with Starlight certification (Sierra del Segura, Sierra de Alcaraz and Campos de Montiel and La Manchuela). Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following characteristics: Active tourism and/or ecotourism companies, tour guides (and local tourist information agents), travel agencies and regulated accommodation.


2.- Tourism sector employees in the geographical area of Albacete province. If the course has not been filled in the first section, it will be opened to employees in the wider tourism industry in the geographical area of Albacete province (maximum 1 person per company).


3.- Residents of the municipalities in the Albacete region with Starlight certification.


4.- If the course has not been filled with applicants meeting the criteria listed above, tourism sector professionals from other provinces of the Autonomous Community of Castilla-La Mancha may apply.


In any case, registrations will follow the strict entry order for each category and considering the cover letter that must be provided as documentation for the training.





Albacete Provincial Delegation of Economy, Business and Employment. Tourism, Trade and Crafts Service:

Contact telephone numbers: 967198514/ 967558078 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm)                                     




Organizers: Castilla-La Mancha Communities Council

Sponsor: Impulsa Castilla-La Mancha Foundation

Technical course coordination: Starlight Foundation

In collaboration with: Elche de la Sierra Town Council.


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