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Astronomy and the challenges of new technologies

Objective

"The main objective of the project consists of enhancing researchers' public recognition. Therefore, a varied programme of activities will take place in not less than 11 Bulgarian cities, i.e. Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv, Pleven, Rousse, Silistra, Shoumen, Stara Zagora, Yambol, Haskovo and Dimitrovgrad and will provide unique opportunities to the Bulgarian public to interact and have fun with researchers.

Activities will include:
""Atelier of young talents"" targeted at the younger participants including:
• Youth Innovation Fair “The challenge of new technologies”,
• Youth essay competition “Astronomy and challenges of new technologies”,
• Youth Photo Competition “Behind the stars”,
• Demonstration Exhibition “Our Future and the Space”, and
• Other exhibitions and entertainment games.

Activities targeted at all age groups:
• 9 amusement programs of researchers ""Astro party with researchers"" ,
• Happening in the central square of Plovdiv,
• Scientific cafés,
• Demonstrations or scientific animations in ‘Cabinets of curiosity’,
• Demonstration in Street labs,
• Researchers’ exhibitions and publications of own works, poetry, paintings, pictures, models or photos on astronomy topics,
• Exhibitions: ""Bulgarian traces in science"" and 140 years of Prof. Marin Bachеvarov,
• Short movies: ""Researchers night"", and ""Astronomy observatories in Bulgaria"",
• LAN parties, and
• Dedicated publications on Bulgarian researchers."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-NIGHT
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Coordinator

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Address
Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 20 714
Administrative Contact
Tasho Tashev (Prof.)

Participants (7)

CLUB YOUNG SCIENTISTS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 38 000
Address
Ovcha Kupel 1 411-E-18
1632 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dimitar Grudev (Mr.)
TRAKIYSKI UNIVERSITET
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 15 508
Address
Students Campus Rectorat
6000 Stara Zagora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stankov Ivan (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF RUSE ANGEL KANCHEV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 10 842
Address
Studentska Street 8
7017 Ruse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veliko Ivanov (Dr.)
BULGARIAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 9 423
Address
Borisova Gradina - Astronomicheska Observatoria
1054 Sofia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Diana Kyurkchieva (Prof.)
MEDITCINSKY UNIVERSITET-PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 20 700
Address
Vasil Aprilov Boulevard 15A
4002 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nina Atanasova (Ms.)
AKADEMIYA ZA MUZIKALNO, TANTZOVO IIZOBRAZITELNO IZKUSTVO PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 3 618
Address
Ulica Todor Samodumov 2
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milcho Vasilev (Prof.)
MUNICIPALITY OF PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 1 195
Address
Stefan Stambolov Square 1
4002 Plovdiv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gancho Kolaksazov (Mr.)