An astronomical exhibition as part of "Północna Street celebration" in Gdańsk-Brzeźno
On 7th of July 2018, as part of an event organized by the branch of the Gdańsk Archipelago of Culture - Projektornia, took place an exhibition of photographs devoted to astronomy, prepared by the Education Department of POLSA. Entire exhibition was visited by more than 300 spectators.
The exhibition titled "Sky over the Tri-City" was opened by Mrs. Ewelina Damps - the manager of the Projektornia GAK and Mr. Przemysław Rudź - the Senior Specialist at the POLSA Education Department. Mr. Przemysław Rudź presented the main goals and assumptions of the Polish Space Agency during his speech.
- The boards with selected types of space objects you can see is the part of the implementation of the POLSA statutory tasks regarding conducting information, promotional and educational activities related to the research and use of outer space - said Rudź.
As part of the exhibition, 10 high-resolution boards with photographs of selected space objects were presented, it is the result from the work of the Hubble Space Telescope and observatories of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), of which Poland has been a member since 2014. The materials were prepared by education of POLSA. Department of Education has a plan to present the exhibition on the occasion of events co-organized by POLSA.
POLSA Education Department carries out a number of educational activities aimed at increasing the public's awareness of the use of outer space. Selected activities in 2018 are the "Space Philharmonic" project in cooperation with Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk, which gathered 10 000 viewers during 7 months, presentations of selected "Space missions" available on the POLSA website, professional astronomical articles published, among others by the bimonthly "Urania - Postępy Astronomii", agreements with the Polish Astronomical Society and Conference, European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO), co-organization of the Sieradz Space Conference. Representatives of the department also take part - as speakers - in selected astronomical events, such as: astronomical gatherings throughout the country, conferences or presentations in schools and universities.