Online summer sessions WONDERS OF SPHERICAL ASTRONOMY specifically prepared for Lyceum students.
The course consists of 4 sessions. It discusses the amazing differences of spherical geometry with that of plane geometry.
Participants will gain skills to deal with this difference and solve practical tasks.
Using new powerful tools, a student attending this course will be able to make estimations and measurements of anything involving spheres.
This includes the globes of celestial bodies, the Moon, the Earth, the Sun and planets, and positioning of the luminaries on celestial sphere.
The course will be delivered by the Astrophysicist Alexander Prokofyev.
Alexander Prokofyev graduated with honor the Department of Physics at Moscow State University (Lomonosov University). His scientific work is connected to “Cosmic Strings in Expanded Theories of Gravitation”. Nowadays he conducts research in archeoastronomy, organizes and participates in observations of total solar eclipses, meteor showers and asteroid occultations. He has publications in scientific and popular editions, and makes reports in both national and International conferences, from Cyprus to the USA. He is known for his pedagogical skills. For example, the students he prepared for the competitions of the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics achieved an ‘honorable mention’ level, entering the top half of the talented students on the planet. It is the highest ever award that Cypriot participants have achieved.
On completion of the course a participation certificate will be awarded. Booking in advance is obligatory.
Registration has already begun.
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