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Education and public conferences are part of the institutional activities of the Catania
Astrophysical Observatory (OACT) as science education is a key factor for social development.
Such activities are carried out in collaboration with collegues of the Astrophysics Section
of the Physics and Astronomy Department of Catania University (UAS).
The impact of the out-reach programs carried out at OACT on people, and
especially on the youngest, living in the Catania area and in general in eastern Sicily, has
been improved every year by means of an intense and increasing activity.
For the year 2004 such activities can be summarized as follows:
- Visits for scools, cultural associations, clubs and citizens;
- Conferences and courses;
- Special events.