Astronomy was born at the beginning of human civilization.
It helped to define times for planting and hunting, and later it was astronomy,
that reflected the outlook of people about the world. Since childhood of each of us the starry sky beckons to explore its mysteries.
Now the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY gives you the opportunity to fulfill this dream.
A specially developed annual course for 9-12 years old students, wiil be available as part of the KITION ASTRONOMY ACADEMY this October.
Each lesson includes theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
How the Solar system is designed, what are stars and black holes, why the Milky Way looks like a whitish stripe,
how did the Big Bang occur –this is just a part of the theoretical colloquium.
What can be observed in the sky, how does gnomon and telescope, how to find the constellations and stars,
how does the Solar system, stars, nebulae and galaxies look in telescope.
These are important questions of the foundations of observational astronomy.
The lessons will start on Friday, 8th October 2021 at 16:00-17:30 at the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY premises, in Kiti.
At completion of the course a participation diploma will be awarded.
The lessons will be held by the Astrophysicist Alexander Prokofyev a special guest of the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY from Ukraine.
Alexander Prokofyev graduated with honor the Department of Physics at Moscow State University (Lomonosov University).
His scientific work is connected to “Cosmic Strings in Expanded Theories of Gravitation”.
Nowadays he conducts research in archeoastronomy, organizes and participates in observations of total solar eclipses,
meteor showers and asteroid occultations. He has publications in scientific and popular editions,
and makes reports in both national and International conferences, from Cyprus to the USA.
He is known for his pedagogical skills. Students who attended hie special developed course,
achieved an ‘honorable mention’ level in the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics competition,
which was the highest ever award that a Cypriot participant achieved.
FEES: €50 / month
Booking in advance is obligatory
AMAZING ASTRONOMY (English)
УДИВИТЕЛЬНАЯ АСТРОНОМИЯ (Russian)
"Bookings Only Policy" is used.
It is required to book in advance by calling (+357) 99991111 (English speakers) or (+357) 99037440 (Russian speakers).
Due to the government's measures because of COVID19 pandemic, the maximum allowance is 10 persons per session for these programs.
ID/Passport and SafePass are a must, according to the Cyprus's Government measures and decrees announced.
If you are looking for some special or customized programs or services for yourself, your friends or your group, feel free to Contact us.
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