17th Festival in Popular Astronomy in Constantine, Algeria
October 3 - October 5
Year after year since 2001, the National Festivals in Popular Astronomy are held for the benefit of the general public and the astronomy community. The subject for this edition is “Under One Sky” in tune with the IAU100 celebrations going on this year which are celebrating the excitement of the past century of astronomical discoveries and will highlight the important role of astronomy for education, as well as social and economical development. With implementation in over 100 countries, IAU100 is a great opportunity for astronomers, science communicators and educators around the world to reach out to the general public, policy-makers, teachers, students and inspire them about the wonders of the Universe. Other topics including space sciences will be dealt with. There will also be an Astronomy and Space Fair, lectures, workshops. All these activities have made this Festival throughout the years a much sought astronomical rendez- vous in the region…
The aims of the 17th National Festival in Popular Astronomy are to:
- Spread the culture of astronomy, and concomitantly the culture of science;
- Provide thematic training for Amateur Astronomers/Education & Public Outreach Individuals;
- Kindle/Strengthen continental links between astronomy associations and participating individuals;
- Engage in joint education and outreach projects.