The Annual Meeting of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture at the BA
Alexandria—The BA Planetarium Science Center (PSC) hosts the 17th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC), under the title “From Alexandria to Al-Iskandariya: Astronomy and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond”, from 26 to 31 October 2009.
In an attempt to revive the vital role of astronomy in the 21st century high technology culture, SEAC 2009 is to demonstrate the chronological evolution of astronomy throughout history and the rise and fall of different civilizations.
The event is an International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) activity. IYA is a global effort, initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to help citizens of the world rediscover their place in the universe, under the central theme "The Universe, Yours to Discover”.
The SEAC 2009 takes place at the BA Auditorium.