Under One Sky: Astronomy around the World | Slovakia

Slovakia: a country in the heart of Europe, small in size but with a rich natural and cultural heritage as well as a plentiful history of astronomical research, education and outreach. Evidence of long-term interest in exploring the universe is also the first public observatory founded in Prešov in 1662. Today, Slovak astronomical research is focused on research in the field of solar physics, Sun-Earth relations, small bodies of the Solar System and the threat of their collision with the Earth, interacting binary stars and exoplanets. Slovakia is interlaced with a dense network of public observatories and planetariums.

The most important mission, however, is to pass on our astronomical knowledge to the next generations. Great achievements in international astronomical contests promise that talented young people from Slovakia will bring knowledge and inspiration to humanity also in the following century.

This video is part of the IAU100 series Under One Sky: Astronomy around the World, which provides a glimpse into the diverse worldwide astronomical community. Each video is presented through the eyes of the IAU National Outreach Coordinators, with every chapter we will learn about the history of astronomy, the country’s current research efforts in space science, and how astronomy is celebrated in this region,  with firsthand comments from astronomers and insight into the activities developed during the IAU100 celebrations throughout 2019.

Join us in celebrating an astronomical journey Under One Sky.

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Video prepared by: Martin Huba, Martin Baláž, Rudolf Gális, Tomáš Dobrovodský, Ivan Brašeň, Pavol Rapavý, Stanislav Kaniansky, Stanislav Šišulák Produced by: Slovak Astronomical Society of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Regional Observatory and Planetarium of Maximilián Hell in Žiar nad Hronom

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary (IAU100). To commemorate this milestone, the IAU is organising a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries and technological progress as well as to support and improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme Under One Sky.

Find more information on:

Website: www.iau-100.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAU_org & https://twitter.com/IAU_Outreach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalAstronomicalUnion/  & https://www.facebook.com/IAUoutreach/

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Release date:
30 October 2019, 11:21
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03 m 34 s
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