astrofesti 2020 Telavi Cover

On July 20, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held near the King Erekle monument in Telavi, Georgia.

Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free!

The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes and binoculars to attendees, though some brought their own optics. This is a good opportunity for those who want to learn how to use their telescope or binoculars properly, the basics of Astrophotography and learn about astronomical educational materials available in Georgian. 

Observing the Sun

The event started at 19.00 and lasted till 01.00. several lectures were given at the event: 1. Ramaz Bluashvili - "Nothing is impossible" (NOVA Foundation); 2. Nikusha Tskitishvili - "From Stars to Black Holes" (GAC); 3. Luka Khutiashvili - "Modern Astronomy and Infinite Development" (GAC); 4. Alexander Art-Dwal "Precession Visualization" (GAC). The laser show of the constellations was led by young astrophysicist Nikusha Tskitishvili. A survey of children was conducted, the distinguished ones received souvenirs from the GeoAstroClub. Attendees were able to photograph celestial objects from a telescope using mobile phones.

Ramaz Bluashvili venturing children's Astronomy Contest

Nikusha Tskitishvili's explains constellations to children



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