Visnjan School of Astronomy
VSA, or Visnjan School of Astronomy, is a summer school of astronomy
located in the Visnjan Observatory, near Porec. It's and eight-year-old
workshop, and it represents a continuing experiment in an attempt to merge
science and the education of young minds without the usual stress and
unnecessary authority excercised in other similar schools. Young people are
treated like research colleagues in the scientific process. Created in the Visnjan
Observatory, VSA represents the result of many years' work of its organizers
and founders, first and foremost among them Korado Korlevic, Petar Radovan,
and Zoran Ivezic-Passini. Eight years now VSA has been combining scientific
work with learning, and throught the years it has been has been in the center of
many scientific moments (for example, in 1994 VSA followed the collision of
the fragments of Schumaker-Levy 9).
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Last update on 08.28.1996.