100 Hours of Astronomy Registered Events: BULGARIA
“Winter story of the constellations”: All villages and towns in the municipality of Dolna Mitropolia, Bulgaria
Organiser: Municipal center for extracurricular activities, Baykal village

Event Date(s): January 11-13, 2019

About: The Astro Club at the Municipal Center will organize and conduct in several nights Astro Party - telescopic observations of "Deep Sky" objects, visible planets and a special laser astroshow of the winter constellations, telling the myths and legends related to them. The activities will take place in all schools on the territory of the municipality of Dolna Mitropolia with about 1200 students.

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ContactIvo Jokin

Observations of the winter starry sky and Mars: Shumen, Bulgaria
Organiser: Shumen Astronomical Observatory

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Night observation of the starry sky and study of the winter constellations with high school students in the town. Observations of Mars with 15 cm telescope. Taking images of Mars with 25cm telescope by the students in order to prepare a presentation.

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ContactProf. Diana Kyurkchieva

Solar Observations: Shumen, Bulgaria
Organiser: Shumen Astronomical Observatory

Event Date(s): January 10, 2019

About: Observations of the Sun with 11-15 year old students with the solar telescope. Monitoring of Sunspots and solar flares. Discussion on the Sun activity.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here. 

ContactProf. Diana Kyurkchieva

"Star Shows For All": Smolyan, Bulgaria
Organiser: Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory – Smolyan

Event Date(s): January 12, 2019

About: Free popular shows in the Star hall of the Planetarium. The Program of the Open Day includes the fairy tale “Moon Girl” and the popular shows “Space Fairy Tale”, “Journey to the End of the Night”, “Cosmic Odyssey”, and “Cosmic Encounters”.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here. 

ContactMariyana Hadzhigencheva

100 Hours of Astronomy: Sofia, Bulgaria
Organiser: Institute of Astronomy and NAO, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Event Date(s): January 12, 2019

About: Popular lectures will present a brief overview of the most exciting moments in the IAU history, the most interesting astronomical events in 2019, as well as the recent missions to the Sun. Light will be shed on the manifestation of stellar magnetic fields and on the nature of some impressive astronomical objects, like flickering stars and supernovae. The guests will have the opportunity to observe cosmic rays and to understand how and why the main mirror of the 2m telescope at Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory is removed. The Eratosthenes experiment of the Earth’s circumference estimation will be reproduced. The “Above and Beyond” exhibition, showcasing the key achievements of astronomy and space research, as well as the role of IAU over the past century, will be exposed.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here. 

ContactDr. Lyuba Slavcheva-Mihova

Astro TED: Varna, Bulgaria
Organiser: Higher Navy School "Nikola Vaptsarov"

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Students from the Higher Navy School will present their works in astronomy and will discuss the results from their astronomical observations.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here. 

ContactDr. Vesselka Radeva

100 Hours of Astronomy: Varna, Bulgaria
Organiser: Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium "Nicolaus Copernicus" – Varna

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About:Celebration Opening with an open day. The guests could attend the shows 'Cosmic Journey' and 'Romantic Stories of the Starry Night', as well as the exhibition of astrophotographs by Emil Ivanov and Michail Mamchurov.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here. 

ContactSvezhina Dimitrova

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