Event Details

Observing the sky

In time of winter holidays, center Noordung invites you to a workshop – Making and using your own star map – and lecture on the topic of the Kuiper belt and Oort cloud, which will done by professor dr. Igor Žibern. On the workshop, the visitors will learn how to make their own star map and how to use it. With acquired knowledge, you will be able to recognize and observe our constellation.

DATE: 28. February 2020
LOCATION: Center of space technologies Noordung, Vitanje
TIME: 16:00


Lecture of professor dr. Igor Žibern – Kuiper belt and Oortor cloud

Our solar system does not end with planet Neptune, but beyond its orbit, an area begins that until today it was not well researched. With lecture, the characteristics of Kuiper belt and Oorter cloud will be presented. They have in common that gravitational and immediate effect of the sun weakens, that is why the movement of the bodies in this area is less correct and stable. Also the orbit planes are less consistent with ecliptic plane. Due to the minor effect of the sun, the bodies in this area are also witnesses of the situation of the begining of the constellation development. The latter is one of the most important motives for future researches of this area.

Applications and payments until 25.2.2020 = 18€
Payment after 25.2.2020 = 20€


  • 16.00 – guided tour of Noordung Center
  • 16.45 – break
  • 17.00 – 18.30 – lecture
  • 18.30 – 19.00 – banquet
  • 19.00 – 20.00 – making of a star map
  • 20.00 – 22.00 – observing the sky while using independently made star map and with the help of telescopes (in case of bad weather, the observation will be canceled)


For all additional informations, you can reach Noordung Center on telephone: 040 300 052.