The people of Cyprus were renowned for having excellent astronomical knowledge.
Throughout the centuries seafarers used their celestial navigation skills to travel to Cyprus and beyond.
Today, astronomy has developed even further, and the young mind is always curious about the nature of celestial bodies
and the deep connections between them and the Earth.
Now the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY feeds this students’ curiosity.
ASTRONOMY PRINCIPLES, a specially developed course for lyceum students as part of the KITION ASTRONOMY ACADEMY will start this October.
Lessons include theoretical knowledge, practical skills and step by step guidance, delivering basic understanding of astronomy and its methods.
There are two options of participation:
• every Saturday, starting on 9th October 2021 at 11:00-12:00 online (remotely via Zoom)
• every Saturday, starting on 9th October 2021 at 15:00-16:30 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
ASTRONOMY PRINCIPLES (English)
ЭЛЕМЕНТЫ АСТРОНОМИИ (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.
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