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BREAKING NEWS: The 15th National Festival in Popular Astronomy-23-25 March 2017 ... The new Sirius Mirror issue ... Sirius get a first prize at the 100 Hours of Astronomy Intl. Competition ... The Arabic mirror of the Astronomy Picture of the Day site is now active ... The Tenth Arab Conference on Astronomy & Space Sciences at Muscat, Oman
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The Sirius Cirta-Science9 team at Carbondale, Il, for the August 21 total solar eclipse: 18-25 Aug. 2017
- A 13-strong team from Sirius went to the US to watch this epic eclipse which could only be seen in the continental USA. Glorious spectacle seen right from the region of maximum duration. A whopping 2mn and 40s during which day dimmed to night. OK Read More
Breaking News

A New Master of Astrophysics
at Mentouri Univ.
Constantine Master astronomy
apodar site

Sirius get a First prize
at the 100 Hours of Astronomy Intl. Competition
Our Youth Ministry's Congratulation letter
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Sun and Moon now
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The 10th Sirius Voice Special Issue
for the 2011 Astro Festival



Sirius has opened a forum
of exchange and sharing
Forum Sirius Astronomie
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Few Sites Worth a Visit

French
Amateur
Portal
One of the best ephemerid site (In French)
Well known Arabic Astronomy site. News...Views...Articles

Site of the:
Syrian Amateur Astronomy Association (saaa)


A true gold mine
Calsky: Perhaps the most complete astronomical observation and information online.
The Must site in Astrophotography

The New Electronic Magazine

produced by the Sirius Youth team led by Hichem. This is the experimental issue. Sorry only in Arabic at this time. Click on the picture to download.
And here's the second issue

The previous issues of the Sirius Mirror

calendar space astronomy from Sirius
The Space Calendar

All the space events for the next two years from JPL Index

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The Ahmed Saadi Youth Center where the weekly association meetings are held
The weekly radio show"Dounia el-Ouloum" on Constantine Radio produced by our Association, has become "Nadi el-Maarifa"
Radio program astronomy
...now in its 14th year of activity!
- Follow the program on line every Friday 17:30-18:30 UT on FM 93.9
Sirius Contribution to Jamboree 2017
- Zemmouri el-Bahri: July 3-9, 2017
Coaching 1200 scouts in Astronomy during this exceptional program, twelve members of Sirius undertook this gigantic task, giving basic training in Astronomy, group after group during a whole week.
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Moon Astronomy Algeria Ramadhan & Eid pages for 2017/1438h
- The Eid: Seing an invisible crescent. The great incertitude on the crescent sighting has become on Saturday evening a "certitude": the "fake news" we were afraid of occured, helped with the fake Bonatiro's ephemerids.
- The start of the month of Ramadhan was on the 27th of May...
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Algeria youth Sirius Science Mathematics A Joint Program with the Math Club from Chelghoum Laid:
Malek Haddad Palace. 3April 30, 2017
Feeding young minds with mathematical morsels related to the history of astronomy and contemporary cosmology. A visit by a 25 strong group of High School students from the Mila Wilaya at this year launched this educational program showing the power of mathematical in action... More here
Algeria youth Sirius Science Closing Ceremony of Grand Cirta-Science IX Contest:
Emir Abdelkader University, March 21,2017. We know at last the three laureates of this year's contest whose fame has crossed the borders of Algeria. This contest organized by Sirius every year is but a vast public relation operation for the sake of scientific achievement among the High School students. Destination this year: Illinois, USA to sight the August 21 all American total solar eclipse ... More here
Constantine Festival 2017 The 15th National Popular Astronomy Festival: Constantine, 23-25 March 2017 : "A Colored Universe"
The count down is on for the yearly astronomy meeting for the professional and amateur astronomers from all over the region with its usual rich program. It is flying with colors as the theme is indeed: "The Universe at All Wavelengths"... More here
Algeria youth Sirius University Science Astronomy Day at Batna University
Fisdis, Wilaya of Batna March 07, 2017
Program organized by Sirius with the Geology department at Mostefa Ben Boulaïd University (Batna2) at Fesdis. In addition to lectures there was Planetarium shows the whole day long and an astronomical exhibit.... More here
The Grand Cirta-Science IX Competition:
Malek Haddad Palace. First round : 18 February 2017. For the best of the best. Again this year, Sirius is organizing a competition among the 700 brightest minds of the Constantine governorate High Schools. The prize for the three laureates will be a travel to the USA to sight the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017... More here
With the Association "Atfalouna":
Malek Haddad, 31 December 2016. With the orphans and the special needs kids, a full program of activities and astronomical entertainment... More Here
Retreat 2016 at Doucen, Biskra: The usual Winter retreat for the association members took place on 23-27 December 2016. We responded to the invitation of the Blue Gold Association at Doucen near Ouled Djellal the new associate Wilaya... Coming soon
Ouled Rahmoun along the Track of the Cosmic Caravan (CCC): 29 Oct 2016. The CCC is still reaching out at people, at cultural centers, schools, universities and youth gatherings throughout the Constantine borders and even in others Wilayates. It's latest peregrination brought it to Ouled Rahmoun, a quite isolated and somewhat marginalized commune at the boundaries of the Constantine Wilaya. ... More here
mouharram 2016 Algeria
On the First of Muharram
A rather sterile controversy broke out in Algeria concerning the date of the 1st of Muharram, the first month of the Hegiri year 1438 of the Islamic calendar. This open letter from two astronomers tackles from an astronomical point of view the wherabouts of this affair...
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Opening Academic Year Mentouri 2016 Opening the 2016 Year at Mentouri University
For that occasion, a special Open Doors day was organized by the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences in coordination with the Sirius Astronomy Association and the LPMPS Lab....
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Ramadhan pages for 2016/1437h
The start of the Ramadhan month is for the 6th or 7th of June according to various jurisprudential views...

As for the Eid's date, it should be on the 6th of July based on naked eye sighting and on the 5th based on a precomputed method...

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Race to Space Contest : The Race to Space contest has been launched officially. This program organized by Sirius in coordination with the Cultural Service of the US Embassy at Algiers. Six happy laureates have been selected to go for a week to the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama this Summer. Updated info here...
Tunisie SAT Sirius Astronomy Kelibia Kelibia, Tunis : First Astronomy Camp: 30 March-2 April 216. Sirius participated strongly at this University camp organized by the SAT with the Ministry of Universities there. Hundreds of students got training in Astronomy and the Sirius team gave 5 talks and animated a highly successful evening workshop.... More here
The Ibn al-Haytham Days II: Constantine 24-25 January 2016 : Closing the IYL2015 in Algeria in beauty with this last national event organized in coordination with the Physics Department. Plenty of activities and some high powered lecturers and two large scientific exhibits from Sirius and the CDTA ... More here
The Intl. Year of Light 2015 still shinning : Constantine, Mentouri Univ & Constantine-3 Universities: More programs within IYL015 events with lectures and expositions. One was with the opening of Nadi Ihya el-Ouloum and the other one was the featured Conference of Prof.Melikechi ... from DSU in USA.
Sirius retreat 2015 El Kantara The December Winter Retreat in the Aures Mountain range : 18-20 Dec - 2015: Training at El-Kantara in astrophotography and telescope sighting for the 40 strong Sirius members. Opening the skies to the local population- Visit of the Roman bridge and the Rhoufi Canyon with its troglodytic dwellings.
Poster Salpn 2015 Sirius Algerie Science The 14th Popular Astronomy Festival : Constantine, 08-10 Oct - 2015: "20 Years of Exoplanets"
The count down is on for the yearly astronomy meeting for the professional and amateur astronomers from all over the region with its usual rich program. The XXth century is indeed becoming the Exoplanets century. It is also a celebration of World Space Week 2015..... More here
Rewarding the Three Laureates of Cirta-Science7 : 05-11 Sept - 2015: A Scientific Marathon through Southern France visiting the OHP Observatory, the international fusion project ITER at Cadarache, the plateau de Calern facility near Grasse, and the Nice Observatory among other things... More
Crescent Ramadhan Algeria 2015 Eid al-Fitr page for 2015/1436h: The Eid crescent is not going to be seen on the evening of July 16 since the Moon will basically set along the Sun ... Read More
Collective Ftour & Outreach

Sirius organized several nightly events reaching out locally and across three continents... Read More
CCC Constantine astronomy Following the Track of the Cosmic Caravan (CCC):
The unfolding of a success story! Since the past three years, CCC has been moving through cultural centers, schools, universities, youth gatherings throughout the Constantine borders and even others Wilayates. It aims at initiating the public to the mysteries of the Universe and bringing to it the message of science ... More here
Ouargla Science IYL 2015 Light The Ouargla Salon on Popularisation of Science:Ouargla 19-21 May 2015. Sirius was a major partner in this big show organized for the student community of Ouargla University. Both CCC and various Sirius exhibits were mobilized to make this show a success ... More here
IYL2015 Year of Light Année Lumière Algerie The Ibn al-Haytham Days:Constantine 21-22 April 2015. They took place at Mentouri University. They are organized by the Math Depart and Sirius and consist in a Colloquium ("Shedding light on light") and an exhibit : "Cosmic Symphonia". The "Caravan of Light" from CDTA was also present in force... More here
Opening International year light Algeria 11 April The Intl. Year of Light 2015: Algiers- 11April . Kicking off the IYL2015 in Algeria at the Moufdi Zakaria Cultural Palace in presence of the UNESCO Director. Sirius was at the heart of the event with the largest stand of all : 150 square meters of pure display : all the physics of light in the Heaven and the Earth ... More here
Eclipse 20 March Algeria The March 20th Partial Solar Eclipse : Constantine, Sirius will make sure that the public will be able to follow properly this cosmic event The eclipse watch will take place on Friday in downtown Constantine with plenty of telescopes and eclipse glasses .... More here
<vide> Année Lumière 2015 Year of Light Algeria The International Year of Light 2015: Paris, UNESCO. 19 Jan. Sirius was there at the grand opening among the World delegations. It has also set up a rich yearly program of activities to celebrate light both locally and nationally. Ibn al-Haitham, the father of optics, has been taken as the emblematic figure of the celebration ... More here
 
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Les Lentilles Gravitationnelles
By: Sihem KALLI
(In French | Arabic )

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