The 15th National Festival in Popular Astronomy .... 23-25 March 2017 , Malek Haddad Cultural Palace- Constantine, Algeria ... Popular Science in Action   
Algeria youth Astronomy
Festival Astronomy 2015 Constantine Science in Action

Registration & Program
Application deadline extended to the 5th of March

Inscription au Festival 2017 تسجيل


Algeria youth Astronomy

- La participation au 15ème Festival National d'Astronomie Populaire est ouverte à tous les Clubs et Associations d'Astronomie activant sur le territoire national. Veuillez remplir le bulletin d'inscription ci- dessous et nous l'envoyer par email avant le 5 mars prochain. Vous recevrez alors avant le 10 mars une confirmation de votre participation.
- La participation au Festival est aussi ouverte aux Associations soeurs des autres pays moyennant certains arrangements. Nous assurons l'hébergement complet à notre charge. Dans ce dernier cas, veuillez remplir le formulaire et aussi nous contacter directement.

Registration to the 2017 Festival

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Participants from Abroad (French & English speaking):
Associations and individuals from abroad wishing to participate to the Festival are most welcome. The application form is here (For Arabic speaking people, see below). They are however urged to contact us so as to work out the specific arrangements. Full local accommodations will be provided for them.
Participants from Africa are particularly welcome and we will make extra efforts in order to receive amateurs from the continent. Please contact us.

المشاركين من الخارج:
الرجاء من الجمعيات والأشخاص الذين يودون المشاركة في المهرجان ملأ الاستمارة في الأسفل. وستتكفل الجمعية بتكاليف بالإقامة المحلية في حالة قبول، كما ستلغى رسوم المشاركة.

 

Participants
Application form for Algerian Associations below
Formulaire pour les associations Algériennes ci-dessous


( Participants from abroad, the registration form for Arabic speaking people is here,
and for English speaking ones here. Please do also contact us directly)


Participation of Renowned Astronomers ...



Nassim Seghouani CRAAG Sirius

Yassine Damerdji
Researcher and member of the GAIA team
CRAAG, Bouzareah Observatory, Algiers

Roger Ferlet
Institut Astrophysique de Paris (IAP) Exoplanet specialist and past President of the SAF

Piero Benvenuti
Former head of ESA Center for the Hubble Space Telescope General Secretary of the International Astronomical Union

Nassim Seghouani
Head Stellar and High Energy Astrophysics Division , CRAAG, Bouzareah Observatory, Algiers
Roger Hajjar 
Head Astronomy Department at NDU University, Lebanon, and President of the Lebanese Astronomical Society.
Philippe Morel
Observatoire Charles Fehrenbach, Prisches. Previous President of the SAF
and astrophotographer
Nacer Bouziani
Planetologist
CRAAG, Bouzareah Observatory, Algiers
Abdelhamid Bouldjedri
Astrophysicist, Univ of Batna, Director PrimaLAB
Founding member of Sirius
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Group picture of the participants to the 2017 Festival (Click for HR picture). Participants can contact us for a full resolution picture

Synoptic Program

Wednesday 
March 22

- Arrival of the participants 
- Setting up of the exhibition: the Malek Haddad Cultural House.

Thursday 
March 23

Morning 
- Inauguration of the Exhibition
- Exhibition
 
Afternoon: 
- Exhibition 
- Lectures
 
- Planetarium sessions
Evening: 
 - Astronomical workshops
: CRAAG and SAT: astrophotography, planetary motions

Friday 
March 24

Morning 
- Exhibition, 
- Solar observing session with the Coronado PST
- Planetarium sessions
 
Afternoon: 
- Exhibition, lectures, kids contest, science movies ... 
- Round table on"The Universe at all Wavelengths"
- Visit to downtown Constantine and its bridges including the latest one.  
Evening:
- Night time observation with instruments :
At the Scout camp, 10th km Center with animation from CRAAG & Fehrenbach Obs.
- Astronomy Workshop

Saturday 
March 25

Morning 
- Exhibition
- Conferences
 
- Solar observing session
 
- Planetarium sessions  
Afternoon: 
- Theater play: "Walking through a Colorful Universe "..
Closing Ceremony, closing remarks, reading of the resolutions, prizes ...

Sunday 
March 26

-  Cultural and Touristic TripAhmed Bey Palace, cornche walk at la Breche, and telepherique


 
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Malek Haddad House Constantine
The Cultural Center Malek Haddad at Constantine where the Festival is taking place.


Opening of the 2017 Festival

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Inauguration of the Festival by the Wali of Constantine

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The Wali visiting the various stands


A view of a corner of the exhibition hall
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Sofiane in astronaut dress at the booth of the Race to Space 2016 entertaining youngsters..
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Prof.Benvenuti chatting with the students of the newly opened Master of Astrophysics at Mentouri University.
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The Astro smarties Club members with the Omani delegation
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Another corner of the exhibition hall
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A rich program of lectures was accompanying the Festival. Here during a Q &A session.

Programme Synoptique

Mercredi
22 Mars

- Arrivée des participants
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Installation de l'exposition: Maison de la Culture Malek Haddad

Jeudi
23 Mars

Matinée
- Exposition,
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Inauguration de l'Exposition à 11h00
Après midi:
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Exposition,
- Conférences
- Observation solaire
- Séances de Planétarium

Soir:
- Ateliers astronomiques: CRAAG, SAT  

 

Vendredi
24 Mars

Matinée
-
Exposition, conférences, séances d'observation solaire avec le Coronado PST
- Séances de Planétarium
Après midi:
-
Exposition, conférences , concours, films scientifiques...
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Table ronde : « L'Univers Multicouleur », avec un panel d'astronomes
- Visite de la ville et de ses ponts dont le grandiose 8ième pont Salah Bey
Soir:
- Observation astronomique : Le Ciel du Printemps avec Sirius, CRAAG et Obs.Fehrenbach.
- Ateliers d'Astronomie:
avec le CRAAG, la SAT...

Samedi
25 Mars

Matinée
-
Exposition, séances d'observation solaire
- Conférences
- Séances de Planétarium
Après midi:
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Pièce théâtrale: "En Marche dans un Univers Multicouleurs " avec l'équipe théatrale de Sirius et la chorale de l'Association.
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Cérémonie de clôture, mot de la fin, lecture des résolutions, distribution des prix...

Dimanche
26 Mars

 - Randonnée culturelle et touristique: Corniche, Palais Ahmed Bey, téléphérique...


alah Bey Sirius

The new Salah Bey bridge Constantine. The eight one!

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The panel discussion on "The Universe at all its wavelengths" directed by Prof. Piero Benvenuti and Prof.Jamal Mimouni.
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Prof. Benvenuti lecturing...
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The young smarties in action... A colorful model of the Milky Way
 



The Closing Ceremony
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Honoring Prof. Piero Benvenuti, the General Secretary of the International Astronomical Union
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... and Faycal Demri from the CDTA, a faithful participant and supporter, who got a honoray membership to the Association!
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And the six-member strong Palestinian delegation from the occupied territories...
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The Sirius team who made the success of the Festival possible (Partial view) ...

Lectures Program Program 2017 Sirius

En plus de participer au Salon avec un projet et un stand, vous participerez aux différents ateliers et conférences qui se dérouleront en parallèle.

  National Institutions and Agencies
Participating at the Festival

- CRAAG: Le Centre National de la Recherche en Astronomie Astrophysique et Géophysique, Alger

- CTS (Ex CNTS): Le Centre des Techniques Spatiales, Arzew

- CRAAG: Le Centre National de la Recherche en Astronomie et Astrophysique, Ain Smara, Constantine

- ASAL: L'Agence Spatiale Algérienne, Alger

- Mentouri University: Physics Department, Astrophysics Master program

- ENTEC Engineering Technics: Boussouf, Constantine

- Boutique Astro: Vente directe de produits astronomiques à prix subventionnés

- Various Astronomy Associations and Clubs across the country.

International Participation

- AUASS: Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences, Amman, Jordan
- Observatoire Charles Fehrenbach, Prisches, France
- SAT: La Société Astronomique de Tunisie, Tunis
- Faculté des Sciences, Université de Tunis, Tunis
- Association Jeunes Science, Djerba,Tunisie
- Societé Astronomique de France, Section Histoire
- Astro ENIT, Tunis
- International Astronomical Union (IAU)
- UNESCO Chair for Astrophysics, West Bank associations, Palestine
- Omani Astronomical Association, Oman
- AfAS: African Astronomical Society
- Omdurman Islamic University, Astronomy Club, Sudan
- Khartoum University, Sudanese Society of Atronomy, Sudan
- More...
 
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Watching sunspots with Philippe Morel...
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The last day was devoted to a visit to Constantine. Here at the Ahmed Bey historical palace.
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The Previous Popular Astronomy Festivals

Festival's Poster

Poster Salon 2017

Click on the poster for a larger version. Poster in English.
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