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Towards a Revival of the Scientific Activities
at Mentouri University

Oct 2011-Oct 2013

Sirius, thanks to its strong student component, is working to reestablish the traditions of the scientific clubs at Mentouri University. It organized during the year several public conferences with well known astronomers from abroad, in addition to helping launch the new University Astronomy Club, as well as collaborating with it in organizing their Astronomy Day on March 5, 2012


- Some Selected Previous Activities at the University

- Opening the 2016 Academic Year at Mentouri University

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At Mentouri University with Claude Nicollier
the Swiss veteran astronaut : Oct 1, 2011
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Space-Shuttle-Discovery-STS-103 servicing mission to HST. Astronaut Claude Nicollier at right.

Nicollier talking about Space and Astronomy in general, and in particular about the mission STS-61 that "saved" NASA. Indeed in the wake of several failures including the Challenger catastrophe and the Mars Climate Orbiter loss, NASA couldn't afford failing on this 1 billion dollars program without being itself axed by deep cuts in its budget ... The Launch here.
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The Visit of Prof.R.Ferlet
exoplanet specialist, former SAF President
January 19th 2012


We took the opportunity of the visit of Prof.Roger Ferlet from IAP at Constantine within the activities of the "Ecole Doctorale d'Astrophysique" to invite him for a public conference in coordination with the new Astronomy Club of the University.

Questions from the floor
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The Visit of Prof.A.Asabti, IAU, London University
A joint program between Sirius & the LPMPS

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The Opening of the Astronomical Club
at Mentouri University
March 5th 2012

Inauguration of the new Astronomy Club on March 5th 2012 in presence of some actors of the previous Club of the nineties and early 2000's. Were present Abdelahad Zeghoudi former president, Prof.N.Mebarki, and Prof.J.Mimouni. Invited but enable to come, was Toufik Sellami past president and Mourad Hamdouche.

Lecture by Prof. Mimouni from Mentouri University and the main teacher in the former Club for close to a decade back in the nineties.

The first lecture delivered was entitled:
"What is Astronomical Culture?"

Abdelahad Zeghoudi the Club's past president in the nineties receiving an honorary diploma from Khaled the new President.

Prof.N.Mebarki receiving a distinguished award for his past services in the previous Astronomy Club.

And here Hichem Guergouri receiving on behalf of Sirius an award for Sirius's role in helping the new Club.

The inaugural exposition was set up in the hall of the main "Bloc des Lettres" building. The attendance was there in force.

A group picture of the new Club team with Prof.Mebarki and Prof. Mimouni.
Lecturers from Batna Univ. & the CRAAG:
Prof A.Bouldjedri and N.Seghouani

May 12, 2012

Dr.A.Bouldjedri lecturing on calendars and time keeping...

... while Dr.Nassim Seghouani talked about recent discoveries in astronomy.
The Lecture of Dr.Suleiman Baraka- Gaza
A joint program with the LPMPS

October 7, 2012



Group picture of some of the participants with Dr. Baraka
A Lecture by Dr.Y.Nazé from Univ. de Louvain
A joint program with the LPMPS
October 7, 2013


The lecture was followed by a private meeting with Sirius members and graduate students in Theoretical physics
Graduate studies in Astronomy - Careers in Astronomy

Lectures by Dr.R.Soualah and Dr.K.Shaw
from ICTP, Udine group at Trieste Italy
A joint program with the LPMPS
16 May 2013

Click here for the Poster of the event
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Two high powered lecturers for a joint public lecture to the benefit of the University of Constantine-I students and faculty members

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A special pictures with some Sirius members present that day. Notice two veterans who were active with Sirius a decade ago : Boubekeur Lotfi from Barcelona University (Lower right), and Habib Aissaoui (Constantine Univ) standing at left.
Following the Science Trail of Dr.Hakeem Oluseyi from Floridatech
At the 13th National Festival in Popular Astronomy- Constantine
October 3-5, 2013
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At Constantine University
A joint program with the LPMPS
October 6, 2013

 
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At Kerboua Abdelhamid Middle School
The Constantine Cosmos Caravan CCC in Action at Khroub - Oct 6, 2013

Inaugurating the Mobile Planetarium in a School Environment
More recent activities connected with the CCC planetarium

 

Some Selected Previous Activities
at Mentouri University


- Opening the 2016 Academic Year at Mentouri University

 
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