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Friday, February 16, 2018

Moscow, Pushchino will offer residents a look at the space

The open day is traditionally held in April at the astronomical Observatory in suburban puscino. Guests will be able to observe the planets and the International space station, as well as to become participants in educational tours to the telescopes, RAMO reports with reference to senior scientific officer of the Observatory Vladimir Samodurov.

According to Samodurov, 2016 open day will be dedicated to the 60 anniversary of the Pushchino scientific center and the cosmonautics Day. Himself “space” event will be held at the Observatory on 9 April.

“Visitors will be able to observe the Moon, Mars and Jupiter, and International space station, making 16 revolutions around the Earth per day,” said Samodurov.

Participants also enjoy daily sightseeing tour with a story about the history of the Observatory and the work of radio astronomers.

“Guests will be able to listen to popular lecture “Space and Humanity — the years of the space age” about space, about the projects of space exploration, the knowledge of the Universe. Mobile planetarium will present several interesting movies about space,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

In addition, everyone will offer to draw a simple space spray paint in the master-class “Lunar world” which is organized by the Pushchino Museum of ecology and local history.

In puscino the event will last till the night — to complete an open Day is planned at 23:00.

As previously reported IA REGNUM, the open days are held at Pushchino radio astronomy Observatory of the center of the Physical Institute. P. N. Lebedev, Russian Academy of Sciences since 2009 on the initiative of UNESCO and the International astronomical Union.

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