Under One Sky: Astronomy around the World | Estonia

This video describes various historical aspects of Estonian astronomy, including individuals who have played an important role in the country’s astronomical history. As Estonia is a small country, the majority of astronomical activity is concentrated at the Tartu Observatory in Tõravere, where current research includes physics of stars and galaxies, and cosmology. The observatory has also supported the popularization of astronomy.

This video is part of the IAU100 series Under One Sky: Astronomy around the World, which provides a glimpse into the diverse worldwide astronomical community. Each video is presented through the eye of the IAU National Outreach Coordinators, with every chapter we will learn about the history of astronomy, the country’s current research efforts in space science, and how astronomy is celebrated in this region,  with firsthand comments from astronomers and insight into the activities developed during the IAU100 celebrations throughout 2019.

Join us in celebrating an astronomical journey Under One Sky.

#Astronomy #IAU100 #IAU #UnderOneSky #Estonia

The video was made at Tartu Observatory thanks to the support of the following individuals: Laurits Leedjärv - text Indrek Kolka - behind-the-scenes voice Antti Tamm - translation of subtitles Viljo Allik - drone videos Kalju Annuk - videos and editing Credits: Tartu Observatory; K. Annuk, L. Leedjärv, I. Kolka, A. Tamm, V. Allik

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is celebrating its 100th anniversary (IAU100). To commemorate this milestone, the IAU is organising a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries and technological progress as well as to support and improve the use of astronomy as a tool for education, development and diplomacy under the central theme Under One Sky.

Find more information on:

Website: www.iau-100.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAU_org & https://twitter.com/IAU_Outreach 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalAstronomicalUnion/  & https://www.facebook.com/IAUoutreach/



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Release date:
23 October 2019, 13:00
03 m 16 s
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25 fps

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