Star Month February brought more than 300 pupils to the observatory
February was Star Month at Tartu Observatory: the prices of our learning programmes were reduced and around 300 pupils came to visit. Reservtions can already be done for next year's Star Month.
Teacher from Võnnu High School said that the children enjoyed the astronomy learning programme very much. The pupils got to compare the size of and distance between planets, see a piece of a real meteorite, fashion a telescope and discuss space topics. To remember the order of the planets in our Solar System, the pupils even came up with an Estonian sentence which helps remember the first letters of each planet's Estonian name, but starting with the Sun (Päike): Punane Mazda veeres mööda maanteed ja sõitis umbes neljakümnega.
You can already book the programmes for next year's Star Month! Tartu Observatory offers astronomy, remote sensing, satellite and space technology learning programmes. The full price of the programmes on Star Month is 200 euros for 36 pupils. However, the programmes are affordable around the year, costing 385 euros.
Visiting Tartu Observatory and carrying out the programmes is supported by the Environmental Investment Centre.
More information can be found at the webpage of the Tartu Observatory's visitor center.