Celebrating National Astronomy Week| 2012:Ultimate Universe

 

Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center with Philippine Astronomical Society presents National Astronomy Week – 2012: The Universe Survives.

Celebrating National Astronomy Week| 2012:Ultimate Universe

It’s not the first time I visit the Science Discovery Center yet I have to admit each time I see this “technology-based” attraction, I wish there’s similar educational facility during our Elementary and High School days.  Science is one of the most favorite and interesting subjects and I believe having such attraction students will be more eager to study, explore and discover.

Inside the Science Discover Center, visitors will have an interactive learning experience with the help of state-of-the-art equipment, computers and digital technology. Last Saturday, Science Discovery Center launch the celebration of the National Astronomy Week.

Science Discovery Center

Visitors witness the opening of the outer-space photo gallery and were invited to the Philippine Premiere of the Ultimate Universe.

It was a great experience – from listening to symposium to watching the presentation held at the Planetarium. I can’t remember watching a movie like that  in school and having such a grand tour of the universe and experience it’s most provocative secrets.

Celebrating National Astronomy Week| 2012:Ultimate Universe

From February 18-25, 2012 witness new outer-space photo display, meteorites exhibit, amazing star gazing and Astronomy Convention Seminar by international and local speakers that will widen our knowledge and enlighten us about the truth on the predicted December 21, 2012 end of the world based on the Mayan calendar.

 

In some quarters, 2012 evokes a harrowing vision of the end of the world. Speculations grounded on religious and similar perspectives have a long provenance. Part of the symposium will focus on what physics and astrophysics have to say about the end of the world as we know it.

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International guest speakers from University of Chicago, Dr. Reinabelle Reyes will tackle “The Birth and Death of the Milky Way.”

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Mr. George Martin from International Planetarium Society, on the other hand, will discuss an out-of-the-world topic – “A Little Black Dot: The Transit of Venus.”

Only the planets Mercury and Venus can pass between the Earth and the Sun. These events are called transits, during which we see these planets appearing as circular black dots appear to slowly move across the Sun’s face. Although transits of Mercury happen about 13 times each century, transits of Venus are rare. They occur in pairs separated by 8 years, following thereafter the next pair occurs more than a century later.

On June 6 of this year, Venus transits the Sun for the last time until the year 2117. In the past, the transits were very important, as they were used to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun. Today, we have no need of this method. However, the rarity of these events and the colorful history of their observation capture public attention.

In this talk, Martin George will excite everyone with the fascination of the transits of Venus and discuss what we shall see this year.

Astro-con – 2012: The Universe Survives will be held at Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center, G/F Southside Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Seminar Schedules:

  1. February 18, 2012  4:30-8:30pm  Symposium and 9:00pm – 10:30pm Star Gazing
  2. February 24, 2012  6:00-8:30pm Symposium and 9:00pm – 10:30pm Star Gazing
  3. February 25, 2012 4:00-8:30pm Symposium

More Photos of Nido Science Discovery Center:

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For more information regarding this symposium inclusive of planetarium shows and access to Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center galleries you may contact 5562153

 

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