El Palo de Eratóstenes

Astronomical encounter every month at Eureka! Zientzia Museoa.
El Palo de Eratóstenes

The series of lectures El Palo de Eratóstenes – Zientzia Elkarrizketak are an initiative by Aranzadi Science Society that aims at spreading knowledge in astronomy with citizens. The project has the collaboration of Eureka! Sience Museum and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC).

The series are named after the scientist Eratóstenes that 2000 years ago measured the Earth circumference using the shadow cast by a stick. This is a science dissemination program focused on astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology and other close science fields.

Open Sessions at Eureka! Science Museum
Sessions will include an attractive format with multiple sections in order to introduce different concepts and knowledge around astronomy. Overall, sessions will last 90 min and will consist of the following sections:

  • Visible Sky: A brief description of the next month´s visible sky
  • Significant astronomical objects: In addition, the most significant astronomic objects will be presented analyzing pictures which have been taken by citizen scientists.
  • Astronomical News: most important news in astronomy and astronautics will be discussed, including those in the media that require deeper explanation, as well as those that have passed unnoticed instead their importance.
  • Interviews with researchers: local and international scientists involved in astronomical and cosmological research will be invited to share their experience and work with the audience.

Sessions will be streamed alive and will, later, be available in Aranzadi´s youtube channel for their visualization.

The annual program also includes some guided tours to special research spots such as the Javalambre Astronomical Observatory (Teruel) or the Canfranc Subterraneous Laboratory (Canfranc) where DIPC is carrying out various research projects in the field of astronomy and particle physics.

Calendar of Events
Sessions will be the second Tuesday of every month at 18:30 in Eureka! Science Museum:
June 13
July 11
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

Join us at Eureka! Science Museum to explore together the universe that is out there!

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