The Spring 2013 trip to Ouled Djellal
the Door of the Sahara Sirius
is Back As Guests of the APC and the Office du Tourisme
Mission: Bring some Scientific Culture in the region through lectures, an exhibit, and night sighting...
Invited by the APC and the Chamber of Tourism of Ouled Djellal, we brought a bus full of joyful Siriusians there to animate the scientific life for the Spring vacations. Great way to spend vacations isn't it?
A great journey ... and an exceptional welcome
...but we first visited the fabulous Rhoufi gorges and caves on our way
Down to the Oued
The view of the canyon from above
Crossing the Oued
Few momentous hours of strolling, a great pique-nique lunch, and some special action....
Back to the top
Towards Ouled Djellal... reaching the land of Hezia
Going through El Kantara on our way to Ouled Djellal.
All the local authorities were there to welcome us.
Giving away hundreds of astronomical posters and pedagogical items brought as a gift from Sirius to the schools of the region.
Several public lectures were given
Putting up the exhibit
The Youth Hostel where we stayed at
Visiting historical places
The cemetery where the real Hezia is buried
Her tomb. And here a suggestive picture of the heroine
Night observation. Initiating the locals to the wonders of the sky.