Night sky observations

Join us at the Discovery Park for summer astronomical observations. They will be led by Karol Wójcicki.

6–7 August

  • Night sky observations. Under the tail of the Ursa Major

If you get lost on earth, sometimes all you need is a map of the… sky. When all achievements of civilisation are gone, stars will become our guides. With their help, we’ll have no problem finding our way anywhere we are. The tail of the Ursa Major will not be the only object on the sky useful in such a situation.

13 August

  • Night sky observations. In the comet tail

We’ll try to understand how it is possible that in such a huge Universe different objects collide with each other and what the consequences of such collisions are. Apart from meteorites, we’ll look for traces of other cosmic events surrounding us (combined galaxies, craters on the Moon).

20 August

  • Night sky observations. Secret parts of the Moon.

Strange, odd, mysterious. Diverse topography, lunar seas, mountains and craters. The Moon. At a cloudless night, we can observe it through a simple telescope. However, discovering its second half would require a… rocket.

27 August

  • Night sky observations. Cosmic islands.

Everything we have observed so far in August is a part of our galaxy called the Milky Way. However, it is only a tiny island on the cosmic ocean of emptiness. Luckily, there are also other similar islands that comprise hundreds of billions of stars. Their diversity makes one think of a giant cosmic eco-system.

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Led by:
Karol Wójcicki – astronomy promoter, science journalist and TV presenter. Winner of the “2015 Science Promoter” award granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Polish Press Agency. He works at the Copernicus Science Centre.

 

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6, 7, 13, 20 and 27 August 2016, from 9 p.m.

Free entry