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The 7th Science Camp at Byurakan Observatory kicked off

26-10-2021, 08:43 Armenia » Education
The 7th Science Camp at Byurakan Observatory kicked off

26 October 2021, 08:43 - NovostiNK
Schoolchildren aged 12-14 from Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora are attending the 7th Science Camp at Byurakan Observatory. This year's programme is designed to help children get new knowledge about astronomy and at the same time have fun through games and competitions. As the Observatory reported in a press release, on the second day of the Camp, children have got acquainted with each other and met Director of Byurakan Observatory Areg Mikayelyan, then watched science films commented by professional astronomers and visited number of sightseeings.

Apart from that intellectual games, visits to the observatory’s largest viewer (2.6 m), to Viktor Ambartsumian’s house-museum, night sky observations, excursions to Amberd, Tegher Monastery, Oshakan, sport games and competitions, film shooting, concerts by the participants, etc. are planned within the framework of the science camp.

The event is organized by the South West and Central Asia Regional Office of Astronomy for Development and the Armenian Astronomical Society. This year, the Camp is partly funded by the Fund for Armenia relief.



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