|A three-day Astronomy exhibition
at El-Khalifa Cultural Center in downtown Constantine
|Many activities across th city.
See below the whole gamut
|A TV show "The
Cosmic Journey"produced by the ENTV (Producteur
H.Hazrouli), conceived and realized by Sirius
participated for the second time in the International Astronomy Week
(Previously Astronomy Day), a yearly celebration of the joy of astronomy,
organized by the Astronomical League, the largest federation of astronomy
clubs in the US...
And we got the
Our first international prize of a series of
such prizes that Sirius collected throughout the years.
The Fair at El-Khalifa Cultural
8-10 April 1997
It was the first ever time that such a public program was taking
place at Constantine. During three days large number of people
were visiting the various stands from morning till evening
Mourad, a member of the Sirius Bureau interviewed on national
TV for the evning news..
Innovating: The first computer competition in Astronomy.
The program, written by our Vice President, Fouad
Boudjelal, a graduate student in Computer science, distinguished
itself by being fully autonomous.and self grading. It has two
levels (For the kids and for the older ones), each consisting
of some 20 questions selectioned randomy from a pool of some
50 questions so that no two exams were the same. Many prizes
were distributed to those with a good score.
The ENTV -
Produced by the ENTV (Producteur
H.Hazrouli), conceived and realized by Sirius, It featured
various high profile guests from abroad including the well
known French planetologist André Brahic,of the Meudon
Observatory in Paris. It included also Barry Beaman the President
of the Astronomical League from Chicago, N.Guessoum from Koweit,
K.Meziane from Canada. It included also in the studio two
Algerian astrophysicts pone from Mentouri University N.Mebarki)
and the other from Batna University (A.Bouldjedri), as well
as a plateau of young amateurs from Sirius.
It was shown at prime time on Algerian TV and it is perhaps
the first time an astronomy show was produced for the TV in
Algeria since its independance.
The French planetologist, André Brahic as the star
guest of the show
The Honorable Mention Award
It was in order, the fifth ranked prize out of hundreds of
participating clubs from all over the World.
The Congratulation letter
from Barry Beaman, the President of the Astronomical
Here's what Gary Tomlinson,
the Astronomy Day Coordinator
has to say to justify granting us the Award
Retrospective on Astro Day
before Sirius relinquishes its scout
affiliation and become an independant Association
A multifaceted public program was carried out
of for the Astronomy Day 1996 at Constantine
The program of
Furthermore, a press release explaining the
goals and purposes of the celebration of Astronomy Day was sent
to all the newspapers.
What is AstroDay
A Short Report
of the Activities Carried out
during AstroDay 97