When Spring has not gone far away, and the spring sky is still inviting stargazers to enjoy the twinkle of countless brilliant stars, ExploraScience can’t stand waiting for a better chance to camp out under the stars. Therefore, from last February 15th to 17th we decided to choose Gia Lai, a province in the Central Highland of Vietnam, as the destination for our 3-day trip. According to this trip, apart from enhancing the staff’s knowledge about observational astronomy, we also would like to survey some locations outside of Binh Dinh province to organize outdoor activities for the public in the future.
Taking part in our journey, in addition to ExploraScience’s staff, there were some volunteers from Physics Department of Quinhon University and a very special guest – a member of Ho Chi Minh city Amateur Astronomy Club – Mr. Nguyen Tuan. We departed for Gia Lai on February 15th morning with our first stop – Kong Chro district – and then arrived in Pleiku city on the next day.
Our sky parties were taken place in the suburbs of Kong Chro district, and Pleiku city. Despite the long distance, we brought along us a couple of telescopes and some pairs of binoculars in order to observe the night sky more clearly. Having pitched our tents, we set up telescopes for our sky party.
Thanks to our specialists, some of the staff whose major is not related to astronomy did enrich our mind after this trip. We could
During our trip, we mostly spent our time in shifting, and observing the sky. However, on February 15th morning, we also had a short talk with Mr. Hung – a representative of the Education and Training Office of Kong Chro district- about our intention which is mainly about
The trip ended with the unforgettable image of the sunset in Ia Pa.
After this journey, ExploraScience really expects to