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On August 26, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the Black Sea recreational area amphitheatre “New Boulevard”, Batumi, 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 to the attendees, though some brought their own optics. This is a good opportunity for those who want to practice the use of their telescope or binoculars properly, study the basics of Astrophotography and learn about astronomical educational materials available in Georgian.

The event started at 19.00 and lasted till 01.00. Attendees have the opportunity to observe the Sun, Jupiter with Galilean moons, Saturn, the Moon and its features, stars Arcturus and Vega. Several lectures were given at the event: 1. Kakhaber Gogolashvili (Project Manajer) – “Ten Commandments of modern Astrophysics”; 2. Young astrophysicist Nikusha Tskitishvili - "From Stars to Black Holes" (GAC); 3. Lukas Khutiashvili - "Briefly about Astronautics and Cosmonautics" (GAC); 4. #GSRA2020 Mariam (Marika) Tarasashvili – “Spectrophotometry of the Celestial Bodies” (practical course); 5. Public relations and marketing manager at #Planetarium, Valeri Sokhurashvili – “Celestron around the Globe and in Georgia” (practical guide to the telescopes, their types, suitability for different observations, structures and functionality – with practical course); 6. Founder of the Youtube “Dachi's Science Channel” Dachi Davitashvili – “Traveling through the Black Hole” (Black Holes, history, space, time and relativity).

Alexander Art-Dwal "Precession Visualization" (GAC). The laser show of the constellations was led by young astrophysicist Nikusha Tskitishvili and astronomer Mariam (Marika) Tarasashvili. 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.











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