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ROSA is organising the "Goods and Services Related to Space Applications" workshop, 28 October 2014, Bucharest
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014   

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the Integrated Applications and Telecommunications Directorate of the European Space Agency (ESA) are organising the workshop "Goods and Services Related to Space Applications", which will take place in Bucharest, at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, on 28 October 2014.

The hosts of this workshop, ESA and ROSA, aim to bring the authorities and potential users of integrated applications using space technology (but not only) face to face with providers of technological solutions for this purpose. Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso, ROSA CEO, and Prof. Amnon Ginat, Head of Integrated Applications at ESA, are pleased to invite you to participate at this event.

Registrations can be made here, until 24 October 2014.

More details are available here.

World Space Week, celebrated in Romania
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014   

At the 15th year when it is celebrated worldwide, World Space Week was coordinated in our country, like every time since 1999, by the Romanian Space Agency, during 4-10 October 2014.

During this week, nationally there were organized over 50 activities dedicated to space and especially to satellite navigation systems, such as GPS and Galileo.

The event was marked by activities organized in 20 counties, but, as usual, the demonstrations were not limited to the cities of the county, being held including in rural areas.

For example, at Tritenii de Jos, Cluj County, the "Pavel Dan" Secondary School celebrated the event under the coordination of Mrs. Lavinia Cristurean under the motto "Find your way", by organizing a communication session on "satellite navigation systema", a drawing contest - "space through the eyes of children", building models of Earth artificial satellites, and exploring our planet through Google Earth.

In Borca, Neamţ County, 30 children started a "journey into space" on 5 October, performing under the direction of Mrs. Gladiola Bondar, a series of drawings and collages about space and watching videos in this field.

In Barlad, "Sirius" Astronomical Association, together with some schools, conducted a series of activities. "The advantages of GPS monitoring and GPS tracking devices" took place at "Mihai Eminescu" Highschool on 4 October under the direction of Proffesor Ioan Adam, and the next day it was release the 31th number of the "Steps to infinity" magazine.

At Focsani, the Technical College "Traian Vuia" participated in this event for the second consecutive year, with activities such as "A Brief History of Astronomy", "The 7 Wonders of the Solar System", "Saturn - Lord of the Rings", "Looking to infinity" and "Drawing with stardust", coordinated by the teachers Codruţa Preda, Cătălin Preda and Mocanu Epaminonda

More details about the World Space Week are available here.

ROSA is participating at the Romanian Research Exhibition, 2014
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Friday, 17 October 2014   

The Romanian Space Agency - ROSA is participating between 15 to 18 October 2014 at the Romanian Research Exhibition, which is taking place in Hall C2, during the Bucharest Technical International Fair - TIB - 2014 and which addresses to inventors, researchers, academics and to all those who support innovation as an engine of evolution. The event is organized by the Ministry of National Education (MEN) - the Activity for Research, through the Development and Performance Directorate Institution, in collaboration with SC ROMEXPO S. A.

During the Romanian Research Exhibition - 2014, representatives of ROSA awaits for you at the Agency's stand, where you can find out information about the projects developed or coordinated by ROSA, about the STAR Program for Research, Development and Innovation - Space Technology and Advanced Research, about Romania's involvement in ESA programs or you can request other information of interest for you..

Simultaneously, is being organized the Inventions and innovation exhibition - INVENTIKA, occasion which puts researchers and inventors face to face with industry, represented by the major producing and commercial romanian and foreign companies, achieving thus the ideal environment to promote the romanian technical intelligence in the international competition.

Therefore, during the Fair, there will be organized a series of conferences, workshops, round tables and presentations in order to provide to inventors the right environment  to make their inventions known and to make useful contacts in order to conclude partnerships.

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Romanian students name an asteroid in memory of their teacher
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014   

A group of 10 Romanian students led by Cristian Lazar (22 years old), proposed the name for an asteroid in memory of their teacher, Marin Bica, during the international "Name an asteroid" campaign. The proposal of the students was chosen as the winner together with other five proposals, all selected from 1500 entries. The competition was launched in late 2013 by the "Near Earth Objects" working group of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). The winners were officially announced on Saturday, 11 October 2014, so currently the asteroid (4633) 1988AJ5 is already bearing the name "MarinBica".

The name proposed by the Romanian participants was selected by SGAC from 1500 proposals from around the world, being subsequently sent to the International Astronomical Union - IAU, the only organisation in the world that can provide official names to celestial bodies.

The asteroid (4633) 1988AJ5 is part of the main asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter. At a distance of 2.914 AU from Earth (1 astronomical unit = the distance from Earth to the Sun), the asteroid makes a complete revolution around the Sun in 5.67 years, it has a magnitude of 12.8 and a diameter estimated at 9 km.

"I'm very, very happy and proud of this news. I can not express in words how happy I am that this is happenning! Dacian Marin Bica was my teacher who extracurriculary taught me astronomy and astrophysics. He was a great man and he died tragically. I am very happy that I proposed the idea that an asteroid be named in his memory because he made ​​many contributions both to Romanian and international astronomy", Cristian Lazar testified after finding out that his proposal was accepted.

As a physics teacher at "Dacia" school and founding member of  "Meridian Zero" Astroclub from Oradea, Marin Bica made countless contributions to astronomy, both nationally and internationally. For years he led the Astronomy and Astrophysics national teams, winning gold and silver medals at the International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics together with his pupils, raising the bar for Romania in the science education domain.

"He deserves this honor! Now he is with the stars, both literally and figuratively! I am extremely glad that I had the honor to meet him and that I could do this for him", said Ioana Tatarciuc (17 years old), one of the schoolgirls participating in the project.

Daniel Cosovanu added: "I ​​think that the naming of celestial bodies is a very important process because it brings us closer to the universe and demonstrates the human fascination for space. People have made ​​up stories about the stars, planets and constellations since ancient times, but now it is the time to create stories about asteroids, stories that we will love because they made us dream and imagine what is beyond Earth".

The international campaign supported by SGAC began in late 2013 with the goal to name an asteroid. Asteroids are solid objects left over from the formation of our solar system. Their sizes are ranging from a few meters to kilometers and many of them are orbiting the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, in the asteroid belt. In this campaign six asteroids were named.

The leader of the SGAC project, Alex Karl, said that: "This campaign was a real success. We received proposals from 85 countries and the selection of names was a challenge. It's great to see that someone from Romania was selected. I would like to congratulate Cristian for making the propasal, and all those involved who made ​​this possible".


The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is an international non-governmental organisation based in Vienna, Austria, which brings together students and young people interested in science and space and which allows them to express their opinion on space issues. SGAC is represented by maximum two contacts in each country.

The "Near Earth Objects" project was created to help the international planetary defense community to prevent one of the toughest natural problems. The group participants are making a contribution through annual reports, competitions, participation in conferences and public projects related to near Earth objects.

More information is available at:


The "Near Earth Objects"

The campaign to name the asteroid

World Space Week

Prof. Marin Dacian Bica (left), and Cristian Lazar (right) at the National Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2010 in Suceava, Romania. (Photo courtesy of C. Lazar)

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