DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Director's Welcoming Message


 

 

Wednesday, 18th November 2020

 

Dear friends and members,

Welcome to the website of the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY.

We live in an extraordinary age of space exploration. Astronomy and space science are in our everyday life. New scientific discoveries are occurring at an unprecedented rate and in turn these discoveries are affecting our lives, both in terms of the technology and engineering involved and in the philosophical implications.

Our team is devoted in delivering innovative public outreach. We do our best to engage the community and offer hands-on learning, which is a must for the educational process.

We encourage people to discover the wonders of life on Earth and the wonders of the Universe. By developing and applying innovative educational programs, we intrigue the new generation to pursue careers in STEM/STEAM areas.

We also deliver unique science experiences that thrive curiosity and learning, always combined with fun and entertainment. We continuously enrich our programs; increase our exhibits and collections so that visitors will have endless learning capabilities.

In addition we suggest that high school students join us to gain experience. Furthermore, we give the chance to the general public to join our team and get involved in real-life scientific research and make new discoveries and publications.

We are proud to be well known in the international astronomy community and to represent Cyprus as "National Coordinators" and "National Point of Contact" for many international organizations and projects.

Please bear in mind that you can always request our premises for holding your own event, lecture or conference, or even hold your own themed birthday party.

Join our spacewalk and we will bring the Universe down to Earth for you.

Best regards,

 

George Troullias
Director, KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY
Cyprus National Coordinator for UNESCO International Year of Light 2015
Cyprus National Coordinator for UNESCO International Day of Light
Cyprus National Coordinator for Astronomers Without Borders
Cyprus National Coordinator for UN World Space Week
Cyprus National Coordinator for Sidewalk Astronomers
Cyprus Regional Coordinator for ASTEROID DAY
Cyprus NPoC for IMO
NASA Radio Jove Project

Projects Coordinated and involved:

AWB UNDER THE SAME STARS (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY)
Cosmic Light Reaches Cyprus 2016, Program Developer / Organizer
UCLAN, International Astrophysics Conference,
Disc Dynamics and Planet Formation, Organizational Partner 2015
KITION 2014 – CHARITY ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL
IDA (International Dark Sky Association)
BEYOND IYA2009
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ASTRONOMY
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PLANETARIUMS
INTERNATIONAL DARWIN DAY
Host/Organizer, Cyprus DomeFest 2011
Cyprus Science Festival Organizational Partner 2011
BEYOND IYA2009
EARTH HOUR BLUE 60+
GLOBE AT NIGHT
SEASONS WITHOUT BORDERS
BEAUTY WITHOUT BORDERS
InOMN (INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT)
METEORS WITHOUT BORDERS
ECLIPSE WITHOUT BORDERS
GALILEAN NIGHTS
GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH
OBSERVING SOLAR AND JOVIAN BURSTS
GEOLOGY AND FOSSILS OF CYPRUS
BIODIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

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