100 Hours of Astronomy Registered Events: VENEZUELA
Solar System project presentation: Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Organiser: Asociación Larense de Astronomía, ALDA

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Presentation of projects about the Solar System by students

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ContactRoger Jiménez

Astronomía de Posición y Agricultura: Barquisimeto, Venezuela


Event Date(s): January 3-10, 2019

About:The position on the terrestrial sphere is determined by the location of the stars on the celestial sphere. The determination of our position on the ground determines our location to perform certain activities. The orientation North-South, East-West in the sow and protected crops, is of great importance to achieve greater production and yield of planting. Position astronomy is a course aimed at producers and engineers (agronomists and civilians) to help position their crops and crops, within the celestial sphere, with this we help the dissemination of astronomy within an audience that needs this information for within its fields of activities. The objectives of the course are: to interpret the lunar phases, to recognize the constellations, spatial orientation, determination of the geographic coordinates and use of the GPS. All within the fields of crops, with support from the knowledge (knowledge) of the producer. At the end of the activities, the participants will be able to incorporate their knowledge of astronomy and leave a need for knowledge of the stars.

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ContactJuan González

Noche de Estrellas: 100 Años de la IAU.: Caracas, Venezuela

Organiser: Planetarium Humboldt

Event Date(s): January 12, 2019

About:An event where people can learn about the history of astronomy in the 20th century and early 21st century and the role of the IAU along the way.

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ContactProf. Carlos Quintana

Presentation of astronomical observation instruments: Valencia, Venezuela

Organiser: Fundación Instituto de Observaciones Científicas y Cosmológicas

Event Date(s): January 10-12, 2019

About: The observation of the sky with the naked eye only allowed us to study a small part of the Universe, the immense distance that separates us from the celestial bodies makes the human eye an insufficient instrument to provide us with a detailed vision of the Universe. Therefore, it is prodigious that man, before the invention of the telescope, came to measure with great accuracy the movements of the stars, to calculate the eclipses, to intuit the structure of the Solar System and determine the laws that govern their orbits.
But it was after the discovery of the telescope, at the beginning of the seventeenth century, when the observer of heaven found the instrument capable of bringing the stars closer to him, and when the science of the Cosmos began to progress quickly and safely. In the same seventeenth century, Galileo saw satellites of Jupiter for the first time; Scheiner, sun spots; Huygens, the rings of Saturn; Riccioli, the first double star; and Cysatus, the first nebula. In the 18th century, telescopes several meters long and close to one wide (aperture) were already manufactured. The most brilliant observer of that century, W. Herschel, discovered and cataloged thousands of wonderful celestial objects. The progress of the observation instruments, and with it that of astronomical science, has continued to this day.

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ContactManuel A. Castellanos C.