On behalf of the Astronomical Observatory, I would like to invite you to join us during the Baltic Festival of Science, which is taking place in Gdańsk from 24 to 28 May 2017. The festival offers many attractions for children as well as for adults. We invite you to join us at the observatory on 26th of May (20:00) or on 27th of May (10:00) on the event called “ The Universe painted with (in)visible paints” (in Polish) which will be given in Ł3 classroom of GSA (Autonomic School of Gdańsk). During this event we will show many experiments about the light and we will tell yu why it is important to observe the Universe in all possible colors. In the case of favorable weather after the lecture, we will enjoy observations of Jupiter and spring constellations. Please, see the details of the events on our page: http://obserwatorium.gfo.pl/.
Bogna Pazderska (27.05.2017)
On the 17th of May, we celebrated the Europe Day with the Middle and High school students. On the very same day, the Norwegians celebrated the Feast of the Constitution. Even though our celebration came a little late, we believe that every time is right to appreciate our old good Europe. The students, assigned into groups, were asked to mark on the maps prepared for this occasion as many European countries as they only could. Some of them successfully flagged every single European country! The students took part in the European quiz, and finally, they created the map of Europe composed of 49 A4 sheets and marked European cities with the emblems of some of the best football clubs of our continent! Long live Europe!
Adriana Budzisz-Orłowska (20.05.2017)
On the 15th of May Grade 4 from Elementary School of Gdansk went on a trip to GSA Astronomical Observatory. We hoped to observe the Sun but the weather had a different plan. Instead, we learned how does the telescope work and how strange does the world look like through it. Each student was given the challenge to read a text through the telescope and at the end, everyone managed to do it, even though it wasn’t easy!
Bogna Pazderska (20.05.2017)
On Friday 12th May students from grade 4 and 6 took part in a Shakespeare competition. We had to present our own version of Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, written by Mr. Stuart. Our students worked very hard on their performances and I am pleased to say that we won the competition which took place at a school in Banino.
Stuart Field (16.05.2017)
On Friday our students experienced the newest museum exhibit in our fair city, one that surely rivals that of others both in design, scale and an impressive immersion into what it was like to live in a time of war. If you have read any recent reviews, I think that we collectively would agree that it is well worth the visit, and easily more than once. Following our several-hour physical and intellectual exertion, we reflected on the day over some pretty good Italian fare in town.
James Gibbs (15.05.2017)