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CAP 2013 participants in Astrobaza.

A group of astronomers, scientists and people involved in astronomy popularization from all over the word visited Kujawsko-Pomorskie on 19th and 20th, October 2013. They were invited by the Marshall of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Piotr Całbecki to see Astrobases - the most modern educational offer of last few years in Poland and to exchange experience in the field of astronomy popularization.

- Our initiative to build school astronomical observatories available for everyone is exceptional both in the Polish and European setting. The results of the Astrobaza coordinators and astronomy fans  commitment  can already be seen after only two years of Astrobases functioning and Kujawsko-Pomorskie is a well-known place in the astronomy fans’ word – says Marshall of the Kujawsko – Pomorskie Voivodeship Piotr Całbecki.

The visitors came to Toruń from Warsaw where they took part in astronomical conference Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2013.The main objective was to present Astrobaza project and astronomical popularization and education in Kujawsko-Pomorskie region. They visited Astrobases in Zławieś Wielka and Unisław where they could see how pupils and teachers use the potential and equipment of observatories in their extracurricular activities.
We also had an excellent opportunity to take part in astronomical workshop conducted by Pedro Russo from Portugal, which gave us a chance to integrate and know each other.
On Sunday our guests went to Piwnice near Toruń where in Nicolaus Copernicus University Astronomical Observatory they could see the biggest optical telescope in Poland, RT4 radio telescope and Draper astrograph. We also presented the project of building 100-m radio telescope in Bory Tucholskie, Poland .

The visit was the part of Kujawsko-Pomorskie -  the Astronomical Region –II project implemented by the Self-Government of the Voivodeship under the Regional Operational Programme for the Kujawsko – Pomorskie Voivodeship for the period 2007-2013.

Leader of the project: Innovative Educational Projects Bureau, Sports and Education Department, Marshall's Office in Toruń

 

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