Astronomy club Helios

Astronomy Club Helios is a NGO founded in 1998 in Haskovo, Bulgaria. Our main goals are making astronomy more popular in Bulgaria, preserving Bulgaria’s natural resources and helping sustainable development in the field of ecology. The club works with kids and teenagers, develops the educational activity, organizes and takes part in astronomical observations, astronomy summer camps, seminars and exchanges.

At the last two editions of the festival (in 2011 and 2012) our team organized astronomical observations with a telescope on the meadow which attracted a lot of interest. During the day we had informal educational discussions connected to astronomy which included working with a space map and general astronomy. At the discussions we usually talk about questions which have come up during the observation the night before.