IYA 2009 MALTA
  CALENDAR OF IYA MALTA EVENTS
 

January 

Tuesday 20th January 2009 8.30am - 12.00
Science Fair at St Francis Girl's Secondary School, Sliema

Tuesday 27th January 2009 12.00 
Robert Samut Hall, Floriana
Launch of IYA MALTA 

February

Tuesday 3rd February 19.00
Launch of IYA exhibition at Italian Cultural Institute Valletta

3rd to 13th February

Exhibition at Italian Cultural Institute Valletta

Wednesday 11th February
Talk about Galileo and Film at Italian Cultural Institute
Galileo Galilei: Astronomy and the rise of modern science


Eyes on the Skies

Wednesday 25th February 2pm
Talk at Junior College

March

Friday 6th March 7.30pm
Talk/Presentation/Observation session
Guze Damato BSS
at YTC bungalow Buskett
"Saturn: Lord of the rings" Alexei Pace
"Astrophotography" Leonard Ellul Mercer
Observation session Antoinette Camilleri and Saviour Grech

12-16th March
Exhibition at St Michaels, Sta Venera

12-18th March
Savio College
12.03.09          Opening
Saturn: Lord of the rings Alexei Pace
Saturn: Lord of the rings Leonard Ellul Mercer
Solar Journey Leonard Ellul Mercer
Observation session
14.03.09          Night walk from Savio College to Ghajn Tuffieha
16.03.09         Man on the moon: Apollo Gordon Caruana Dingli
Apollo 13 film
18.03.09          Me and my telescope Alex Pace
                         The amateur astronomer and his telescope Ray Pace

Sunday 15th March 9am - 5pm
The Amateur Astronomer and his telescope
Sta Margarita Verdala Junior Lyceum

Tuesday 17th March 6pm
Room 401 Department of Physics, University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq.
University of Malta
"The origin of Life: An enigma wrapped in mystery"
Talk on Astrochemistry, astrobiology and the origin of Life in the Universe
Prof Nigel Mason OBE(Open University UK)

Saturday 21st March
Seher il-Punent, Gharb Gozo
In collaboration with Gharb Local Council a presentation and an observing session will be held during a weekend long festival of cultural events 
Alex Pace, Antoinette Camilleri and Sammy Grech are to set up telescopes.
 Films:
"Eyes on the skies" 
"400 years of the telescope"

27-28th March
Exhibition at Hamrun Boys Junior Lyceum
27th March
Observation session at Manikata

April
2-5th April 100 hours of astronomy
2nd April Targa Gap MCAST Talk and presentation
5th April 20.30 Observation session.
Promenade, Ghar id-Dud, Sliema

22nd to 26th April
Visit by Senator Harrison (Jack) Schmitt
Astronaut Geologist, Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pilot
who spent 75 hours on the moon in 1972 with Commander Gene Cernan
Programme TBA


23, 24, 25th April Puttinu cares
Marsa Sports Ground

27th April St Monica Gzira

29th April St Augustine's College, Pieta
Hosted Russian Cosmonaut Alexander Lazutkin


May

8th May Girl's Junior Lyceum, St Benedict's College, Sta Lucia
The Amateur astronomer and his telescope Mr Ray Pace
DVD Eyes on the skies
Audiovisual presentations by Mr Leonard Ellul Mercer
"Moon Encounter" "Taste of the Universe"
8th May to 5th June
Basic Astronomy course (Astronomical Society of Malta)
9th May
Launch of  Maltapost Europa stamp set featuring astronomy
11th to 15th May Cospiua Girls secondary, St Margaret College CANCELLED BY SCHOOL
12th May St Martin's College Swatar
Italian week commemorating Galileo
18th May St Augustine's College, Pieta'
Astronomy week

28th May 
Anniversary of President John F Kennedy's Apollo speech to the US congress
Kennedy Memorial St Paul's Bay

29th May 
San Anton School L-Imselliet Observing session
31st May Dingli Observing session
May IYA /Nature Trust/ Birlife
L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha

June
4th June
Observing session
19th June 
Summer solstice

July

First week:
Seminar for Institute of Journalists
to update on 40th anniversay of Apollo 11 first moon landing

Apollo 11 anniversary commemoration
Details TBA
Zabbar Santwarju
St James Cavalier
17th July - 5th August Trip to China to observe the solar eclipse

August

September
Exhibition of old astronomy books at Bibliotheca

October

Notte Bianca
St Dorothy's Zebbug
34U

19-23rd October 
Hunting for the Dark: The hidden side of Galaxy formation

November
Exhibition at China Cultural Centre

December

 
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