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Astronomy evening: Sirius, the most brightening star in the sky

from 01-02-2020 to 01-02-2020

From 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm

During a winter evening, we cannot lose sight of the brightening star Sirius! It is the most brightening star in the sky after the Sun. Each night it follows the famous constellation of Orion. Thanks to its brightness, Sirius has never ceased to fascinate humanity. In Ancient Egypt, the shining star was identified as the Goddess Isis. Its heliacal rising (which means that it is the last brightening star before sunrise) coincides with summer solstice and also with the fertile floods of the Nile. So it was an important marker announcing the new year.

Within this framework, the Tunis Science City organizes an astronomy evening on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm. The programme includes a lecture entitled “Sirius, the most brightening star in the sky”, observations of the Moon, the open star clusters, and Pleiades, as well as, a workshop dedicated to the use of Stellarium program.

N.B. The entry is free. Participations to observations with telescopes are for free, but under advance reservation on the website in the following link:   


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