Young Space Activities Overview in the Libya
Astronomical events in Libya are limited to astrophotography and the monitoring of astronomical events such as eclipses and comets individually.
Libyan government’s focus was on monitoring Crescents, due to the start of the Arab months and it’s Crescent correlation.
Country-Specific Events in 2017
Monitoring the Crescent every Arabic month beginning of the lunar calendar: The Islamic countries follow the lunar calendar system, so the Crescent monitoring process is very important to determine the beginning and end of the month. Monitoring involves dates pairing, the birth of the Crescent, the duration of its stay in sight and the ability to see it .
Solar eclipse: March 20 – Libya will see a partial eclipse of the sun in March, is an opportunity for amateur astronomers to take pictures of the eclipse.
Yuri’s Night: We will celebrate this event in primary schools on April 12.
GAM: We will celebrate this event with Astronomers Without Borders activities throughout April, the month of astronomy.
Lunar eclipse: September 30 – Libya will witness a full lunar eclipse on this date
World Space Week: October 4-10 – World Space Week events will be held in some Libyan cities, will feature meetings and seminars and workshops on the proposed main theme, as well as generally on space science and applications.