Great Interest to Diyarbakır Zerzevan Sky Observation Event from 7 to 77

Great Interest in Diyarbakir Zerzevan Sky Observation Event
Great Interest to Diyarbakır Zerzevan Sky Observation Event from 7 to 77

Diyarbakir Zerzevan Sky Observation Event, which brings together archeology and astronomy, attracted great attention of the people of Diyarbakir from 7 to 77. On the public day held at the event, 5 sky enthusiasts of all ages flocked to Zerzevan Castle to observe the sky. In the 4-day program, telescope observations, workshops and astro sohbethave attracted great interest. The next stops of the event, which will spread to Anatolia for the first time this year; Van, Erzurum and Antalya will be.

we weren't kidding

Minister Varank, on his social media account, "We weren't kidding when we said from 7 to 77…Diyarbakır Zerzevan is okay! See you at Van, Erzurum and Antalya sky observation events.” shared it. In the message of Minister Varank, in which he tagged the Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu and the Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, there was a photograph of an uncle who came from a village close to Zerzevan Castle and attended the event.

Citizens over the age of 65, whose photo Minister Varank shared on social media, came to Zerzevan within the framework of Diyarbakır's Yenişehir Municipality Women and Family Services Unit, Elderly Support (YADES) project.

Citizens aged 65 and over, who came to Zerzevan from the Yenişehir Municipality's Second Spring Millet Kıraathanesi, observed the sky with telescopes.


The observing event, where history and science met with the stars, came to an end. In the 4-day program, Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Youth and Sports Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, President of the Presidency Digital Transformation Office Ali Taha Koç, as well as a thousand participants determined by lot. The public observation program attracted great interest. Bus services were organized from Dağkapı Square to Zerzevan on the border of Mardin in the Çınar district. When the interest was intense, additional flights were added. On the People's Day, 5 people from Diyarbakır made observations in Zerzevan.


The event, which was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the support and contribution of Diyarbakır Governorship and Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality, Karacadağ Development Agency and Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA), was coordinated by TÜBİTAK. journalists and the Ankara ambassador of many countries followed suit.


During the event, the Director of the Zerzavan Castle Excavation Assoc. Dr. Aytaç Coşkun shared the work done on the Zerzevan Excavations with the participants. The concerts given by the Diyarbakir State Classical Turkish Music and Civilizations Choir every evening in front of the castle also attracted attention.


During the event, scientists; Interesting presentations on different topics such as exoplanets, satellite technologies, stars in mirrors, light pollution, let's get to know the sky, misconceptions about basic astronomy, what is in the sky, asteroids passing close to the ground, star occultations, space weather, pulsars and black holes, polar studies. made.


In the program, professional and amateur astronomers studied the sky and met with the stars. Participants also learned about the astronomy work carried out in the Temple of Mithras thousands of years ago. During the event, which aimed to increase the interest of young people in space with the vision of the National Space Program, seminars, competitions and many activities related to astronomy were organized.


The Ministry of Industry and Technology decided to spread the TÜBİTAK National Sky Observation Festival, which was first initiated by the Science and Technical magazine in 1998 and held in Antalya Saklıkent, to different cities of Anatolia. The program, which was held in Diyarbakır last year under the name of Zerzervan Sky Observation Event, will be held this year in Van on July 3-4, Erzurum on July 22-24, and Antalya on August 18-21, following Diyarbakır.

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