Side Programs


Lab. Activities THE SUN IN OUR BOX (Dr. F. Di Giacomo, in presence)

The Sun is the largest object in our solar system; it contains more than 99% of all its mass (matter)! Whether you are hoping to view a Solar Eclipse or just generally want to observe the Sun, you don't necessarily need specialized equipment to do so. In this easy and engaging activity, we will learn how to make a "Pinhole Camera" viewing device that will allow for easy, inexpensive, and safe solar observing. In addiction using this device and some simple geometry to determine the size of the Sun. A pinhole camera is a simple device that does not use lenses or mirrors to produce its image but only a small circular aperture (pinhole) that light passes through to project an image with great detail.


Lab. Activities AGE THE CRATER! (Dr. F. Di Giacomo, in presence)

A crater is a depression in the surface of a planetary or lunar body. There are a variety of different type of craters, in particular the craters produced by the impact of a meteorite or asteroid is called an "Impact Crater". In this engaging activity the students will learn about the existence of craters on the Moon and on other planetary bodies and how they occur. They will also learn how to approximately age these craters, comparing them to other craters. This activity gives young students an introduction to phenomena occurring in the Solar System and on our own Earth. This activity is a student-driven inquiry process employing the Predict, Explain, Observe, Explain (PEOE) model, encouraging students to engage their education through self-drive inquiry and investigation.



ATTARIK Foundation for Meteoritics and Planetary Science is an autonomous and non-profit association. Its headquarters is located in Hassan II University of Casablanca, Ain Chock Faculty, Morocco. The creation of this Foundation is a result of a long experience of Meteoritics and Planetary Science of the founders and the incredible richness of Morocco and North Africa on Extraterrestrial rocks.

  • 17:30

    Leaving by bus

    Venue place
  • 18:00

    Visit to the Attarik Foundation


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