Astronomy Festival: Villa de Leyva celebrates astronomical meeting – Science – Life

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It is the second time in its history that the festival takes place on a date other than February, this time due to the pandemic.

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Space enthusiasts had the opportunity to observe the Sun through specialized telescopes.

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In its 24th edition, the Villa de Leyva Astronomy Festival celebrated the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the first man in outer space, a title held by Yuri Gagarin.

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This year the festival had as a special guest Fyodor Yurchijin, hero of the Russian Federation, cosmonaut, engineer and test pilot.

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At dawn, astronomy fans had the opportunity to access the staging of telescopes of all kinds and powers to observe the sky.

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Specialized conferences and workshops for boys and girls were also part of the festival’s agenda.

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Massing science and awakening interest in astronomy is the interest of the Astronomy Association of Colombia (Asasac) with the Villa de Leyva Astronomy Festival.

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Since the arrival of the pandemic, it is the first time that the Plaza Mayor of Villa de Leyva has been opened to events.

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The event also featured an astrophotography contest.

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Photographic exhibition alluding to the 60th anniversary.

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A Lego display with astronomy and astronautics motifs,

Astronomers and amateurs met again at this event, which has been held since 1998.

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