Day of Countryside Living welcomed visitors with space music and other amusements
On Saturday, September 25, the Day of Countryside Living was celebrated in Estonia. Tartu Observatory is also located in a rural area, in Tõravere borough – which is why we joined in on the festivities. We offered space-related activites for the entire family, including a concert by Tartu Observatory's space band.
Our big telescope tower was open and visitors could attend guided tours. In the tower, everyone could see the largest telescope in the Nordic countries and engage in various attractions offered by the Stellarium.
Children could craft paper satellites and spaceships as well as go orienteering around the area with their families. Tartu Observatory's band performed a selection of space-themed songs for the visitors.
On the Day of Countryside Living, people are welcomed by kindergartens, schools, health, cultural and sports centres, community houses, local enterprises and others – places that shape the living environment in the countryside. This year, 22 parishes welcomed visitors.
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