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May 31


To a world without restraints! At April 28th 2017, Engelsiz Hacettepe Club hosted an event called Engelsiz Festival 2. The festival was supported by various foundations such as SERÇEV, ÇENGEL ATÖLYE, ÇENGEL KAFE, BİZİM ÇOCUKLAR SPOR KULÜBÜ and many others. Made for people with various disabilities, the event in total have reached out around 250 children and adult people. We were there for sun observation and giving small talks about astronomy and science. You can find the event link here: And for Engelsiz Hacettepe Club: Read More...

Apr 13

Yuri's Night 2017

12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin, with his spacecraft Vostok, completed an orbit of the Earth. Our events purpose was to celebrate this days anniversary. We made presentations about, astronomy, beginning of rockets, Life and death of Yuri Gagarin, Is there life beyond the atmosphere and if there is at what form?, and lastly Astrobiology; Biology of Aliens. The slides were made by Yahya Kemal Altınok, Kutlu Kağan Şahbaz, and Merve Ak. After our presentations in collaboration with Mustafa Aydın, Murat Sana and Yunus Emre Aydın about Astrophotography, how to begin it, which camera is better use for this field and... Read More...

Nov 15

HUAST Super Moon Sighting

On november 14, we - as Hacettepe University Astronomical Society - had the opportunity to observe the biggest and the brightest super full moon since 1948. The Super Moon event was held in our campus area with the participation of almost 350 members. It was one of our biggest stargazing events. We had two telescopes and two binoculars as equipment. Our event lasted for nearly 4 hours. Here are some photos which were captured by our members during the night. Read More...

Sep 03


12-13-14 August 2016 As many astronomy societies did, we, Hacettepe Astronomy Society, have attended the festival held in Olimpos/Antalya with the collaboration of Kozmik Anafor, Bilimfili and Evrim Agacı. This special festival has hosted many people from different cities. On the first day of the festival, we gave a course about astrophotography, both theoretical and practical at the workshops. Also, in the same day we have made, with participants, solar observation. Later that night, we observed the passing of ISS, which was an event. We also watched a film named ‘'Contact'', a film adaption of Carl Sagan's book. On the... Read More...