As a part of World Space Week, the UT Tartu Observatory invites everyone to a movie and observation night on October 11.
At 6 p.m., we meet at the Mars hall of the UT Tartu Observatory to see a few episodes of the documentary saries "Moon Machine". The series is about the Apollo missions to the Moon. Observatory's engineers Ayush Jain and Reimo Soosaar will be commenting the movie.
The public observation night will start at 7 p.m. at the big telescope tower. Our Stellarium with many attractions will be open. The observations will be done with the large, 1.5 m telescope. This time, we will focus on observing the Moon, because the topic of this year's space week is "Moon: Gateway to Stars".
In case of cloudy weather, there will be activities at the Stellarium, but no observations.
Entrance is free!
All World Space Week events held in Estonia can be seen on the event's webpage.
World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957; and The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies on October 10, 1967.