Premiere of a new show at the Planetarium and free astronomical workshops in Dondukova Gradina Park
Dear friends, From 05.06.2021 (Saturday) visitors to the Regional Museum of Natural History - Plovdiv will have the opportunity to watch the latest planetary show - "Europe's Cosmic Quest". The film is based on a project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and will present the missions of the ESA Starfleet to the exciting mysteries of space. On the day of the premiere, an exhibition of astronomical posters and 6 stands with interactive thematic scientific outdoor activities will be organized in Dondukova Gradina Park. The educational activities are free and are aimed at enthusiasts in the field of astronomy, families with children, pupils and students. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in interesting workshops related to the most iconic space missions of the ESA. They will also witness a spectacular comet demonstration made of dry ice. The events have been developed and will be realized by leading astrophysicists and pedagogues with the assistance of specialists from the museum team. --------------------------------------------------- ---------------- Here you will find more details about the content of the outdoor educational workshops, which will be held on 05.06.2021 in the time range from 11:00 to 15:00 in Dondukova Gradina Park: ⮚ “Build a spaceship!” Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to build from recycled materials (paper boxes, caps, etc.) various space carriers from the ESA Starfleet, learning more about the mission of each of them. Space and Pixels Those wishing to take part in this activity will make beautiful pixelated models, using various techniques in art - such as that of the Australian aborigines and pointillism. ⮚ “Comet Recipe” With this impressive scientific demonstration we will "cook" the comet before your eyes, revealing the organic matter from which it is made! And in the following discussion we will give answers to many of the questions that excited the supporters of these "tailed space wanderers". ⮚ “My city from space” In this activity, satellite images from the satellites of the space mission "Sentinel 2" (under the program "Copernicus") will be used. Through them, participants will explore their city from space, discovering various landmarks and natural sites and comparing the changes in their appearance in spring, summer and autumn. ”“ Climate from Earth and Space ” Stand for young researchers of cosmic images of the Earth's atmosphere during different seasons and different meteorological phenomena. ⮚ “GOCE Mission” Workshop to get acquainted with the characteristics of the geoid (the true shape of the Earth) by studying 3D printed models, coloring earth maps transformed into a geoid and recreating the geoid shape of the Earth from plasticine.