Park of Sunclocks in Horodnic De Jos - Romania

Special topic: Astronomy Education Beyond the Classroom
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023
UTC: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
, UTC: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
, UTC: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
, UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
, UTC: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
, UTC: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
, UTC: 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
, Friday Dec. 1, 2023
UTC: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
, UTC: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

In Horodnic de Jos (Romania) since 2006 we can visit the Private Popular Planetarium From 2023, the planetarium with its specific activity, there we can find an open-air park with sundials, of various types: vertical, vertical with two sides - it shows the hours between 6 am and 6 pm on the southern face and on the northern face it can show the hours between 4-6 am and 6-8 pm in the summer, horizontal, equatorial and one human. In this place the public, the local community, tourists in the country and abroad come to learn to build sundials, to visit the table of time - which shows us the role of the Egyptian obelisk, the origin of the names of the days of the week and the zodiac signs. Visitors can also learn here about Earth Movements, hours, time zones and the equation of time.


Naghi Elisabeta Ana is an inspector for mathematics and astronomy within the Romanian Ministry of Education and a mathematics teacher, with over 30 years of experience in teaching, training and mentoring. Since 2019 NAEC member for Romania. His interest in the promotion of astronomy in Romania includes training activities for teachers, development of workshops for students, coordination of projects and programs for astronomy.