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Astronomy and the challenges of new technologies (STAR NIGHT)
Start date: 01 Jun 2009, End date: 31 Dec 2009 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"The main objective of the project consists of enhancing researchers' public recognition. Therefore, a varied programme of activities will take place in not less than 11 Bulgarian cities, i.e. Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv, Pleven, Rousse, Silistra, Shoumen, Stara Zagora, Yambol, Haskovo and Dimitrovgrad and will provide unique opportunities to the Bulgarian public to interact and have fun with researchers.Activities will include:""Atelier of young talents"" targeted at the younger participants including:• Youth Innovation Fair “The challenge of new technologies”,• Youth essay competition “Astronomy and challenges of new technologies”,• Youth Photo Competition “Behind the stars”,• Demonstration Exhibition “Our Future and the Space”, and• Other exhibitions and entertainment games.Activities targeted at all age groups:• 9 amusement programs of researchers ""Astro party with researchers"" ,• Happening in the central square of Plovdiv,• Scientific cafés,• Demonstrations or scientific animations in ‘Cabinets of curiosity’,• Demonstration in Street labs,• Researchers’ exhibitions and publications of own works, poetry, paintings, pictures, models or photos on astronomy topics,• Exhibitions: ""Bulgarian traces in science"" and 140 years of Prof. Marin Bachеvarov,• Short movies: ""Researchers night"", and ""Astronomy observatories in Bulgaria"",• LAN parties, and• Dedicated publications on Bulgarian researchers."
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