The EcoFans on Nymphs’ Hill (Athens Observatory) and the Pnyx

Dec 17, 2011

On Saturday, December 17, 2011 the EcoFans Club visited the Nymphs’ hill and the Pnyx. Members and their guests walked in the footsteps of the ancient Greek astronomers and orators while participating in entertaining educational and environmental activities.

The EcoFans on Nymphs’ Hill (Athens Observatory) and the Pnyx

On Saturday, December 17, 2011 the EcoFans Club visited the Nymphs’ hill and the Pnyx. There they :

  • walked in the footsteps of the ancient Greek astronomer Meton and stood where he observed and recorded the cycles of the sun and the moon
  • learned about the place of the hills in Greek mythology and their history from antiquity to modern times
  • learned about the history of the Athens Observatory and its significance
  • contrasted the site to old photographs and observe and recorded the present condition of the surrounding area
  • participated in entertaining activities with reference to astronomy and the environment
  • took part in a number of creative learning activities in the English language

Meeting time and place: THISEIO ISAP station, Apostolou Pavlou, Thiseio, Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:30 a.m.

Field trip duration: 2 hours, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Information

Start Date 17/12/2011
End Date 17/12/2011
Type Field Trip
Languages: EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Last Update At: 2011/12/21 - 16:07:16

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Where to find us

Athens
Massalias 22
10680 Athens
Tel.: 2103680900
Fax: 2122222629
Email: ecofansclub@hau.gr

Thessaloniki
Fragon 14
54626 Thessaloniki
Tel.: 2310557600
Fax: 2310553925
Email: ecofansclub@hau.gr

 

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