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Experience space travel on the big screen!

Cheers from children - KCG and the cinema complex held their first collaboration event!

The group (Kyoto Institute of Information and Kyoto Computer Gakuin ) and T-Joy Kyoto, a cinema complex on the fifth floor of Aeon Mall KYOTO near the Hachijo Exit of JR Kyoto Station, have held their first joint event.On Thursday, August 19, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., the group will hold an astronomy event for children at T-Joy Kyoto's No. 5 Flat Hall, titled "Secrets of the Twinkling Stars...Let's Go on a Space Trip! ~The children who came to the event were able to explore the universe on the large screen of the theater and acquire knowledge about astronomy as a free study for their last summer vacation.

About 50 people, including parents and children, participated in the event.The chairs were removed from the theater, and we sat on the leisure sheets that each of us had brought with us.Using the latest astronomical software, Professor Kazushi Sakka of Kyoto Institute of Information projected celestial objects visible from the AEON MALL KYOTO location on a large screen and explained the movements of the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and other celestial bodies shining in the Kyoto summer night sky, as well as past and future astronomical events such as the annular eclipse and the birth of stars.On the way, we asked, "Which is the biggest star among them?Which of the stars really has this name?"and other quizzes to attract the children's attention.

Then, astronomical software was used to show the phases of the moon during the summer vacation, and the children wrote down the changing shapes of the moon, such as "new moon," "crescent moon," "half moon (upper and lower strings)," and "full moon," on a calendar-type sheet for free research.

The children who participated in the event said, "This is the end of my homework for the summer vacation.I'm looking forward to the new school year," and "I want to see the moon and stars when I get home.