The Planetarium revives astrokruzhki

The Planetarium resumes reception pupils in astronomical circles. Among Moscow boys aged 11-12 will select 90 of the most capable and enthusiastic astronomy.


As the press service of the Moscow planetarium, classes in astrokruzhkah will be free. The main purpose — to awaken in children the desire to study astronomy and the desire for new discoveries.

Especially for visitors circles in the planetarium provides classrooms.
Classes will be held in the Great Hall of the Star, using a three-dimensional image of the demonstration program «Uniview», in an astronomical observatory on the site, the equipment which serves as a training and research facilities for accurate observations and measurements. Members of the circle will be given the opportunity to observe and photograph the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae. The curriculum is designed to reach out to the child, interest it, stimulate curiosity, a desire to solve and learn.


Each year, classes will be held from the beginning of October to the end of May, once a week. This year, the first lecture will be held on October 4. The course consists of 29 sessions, the duration of each — 2 academic hours.


The program is the first course consists of six main units: "Astronomy — start", "Solar System", the "Movement of the planets," "Telescopes and Observatory", "How to work with the telescope", "What and how to observe the sky." Pupils will talk about the history of astronomy, the origin of the solar system, the laws of planetary motion, types of telescopes, their purpose and characteristics, observatories, and the basic methods of visual observation. Members of the circle itself will conduct observations of the moon, planets and small bodies of the solar system, double and variable stars.

Due to the country’s leading astronomers, who managed to provide the growing interest of young people to space, astronomy circle Moscow planetarium successfully operated for more than fifty years, since 1934. Such a youthful astronomical school did not have anywhere else in the world. Many alumni clubs are currently the color and the pride of Soviet science: Academician NS Kardashev, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ID Novikov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences AA Gurshteyn, VG Kurt N. Efremov, AV Bolt, and many others.
In addition to a strong theoretical framework for dealing with the astronomical site of the Planetarium, the guys get practical knowledge. Observations and circle members research published in scientific journals ("The Earth and the Universe", "Proceedings of the International Geographical Year", etc.). Each year, the Planetarium circle members have successfully participated in the Moscow City Astronomy Olympiad, winning top prizes and supporting the credibility of the Planetarium as advanced scientific and educational center.

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