WORKSHOP INFO

Hotel VenueWorkshop DaysTime
LUX* South Ari Atoll - Maldives 16 July 2018 14:00 pm - 16:00 pm
LUX* South Ari Atoll - Maldives 17 July 2018 21:00 pm - 22:00 pm
LUX* South Ari Atoll - Maldives 18 July 2018 21:00 pm - 22:00 pm

STARGAZING WORKSHOP

With Thilina Heenatigala

What better place to marvel at the twinkling night sky than in the Maldives. We invite you to learn more about constellations and specific orientation of the stars in the Maldives. Our expert Astronomer will lead hands on night observations to map the moon, stars and other plants. Sketch the night sky just like Galileo!

In addition to night stargazing, there will also be some astronomy fun for the kids! With a day workshop to simulate astronaut impact landing! Creative and fun for the whole family.


ABOUT THILINA HEENATIGALA

Thilina is a Sri Lankan based Astronomer and educator who also is an editor for AstroEDU, a space awareness and education project that encourages student research and innovation in astronomy.

Working extensively for Astronomers without Borders and as an ambassador for the StarPeace project,  a global project aimed at connecting people living on two sides of the land or sea borders of different countries by conducting joint star parties to show that the sky, being the same everywhere, acting as a bridge to join the people of the world regardless of the race, culture or nation they belong to.


WHAT WAS PROVIDED

  • Planetary and star constellation education
  • Maldivian night sky map
  • An understanding of astronomy basics

WHAT WAS NEEDED

  • Binoculars and Telescope will be provided
  • Camera