Stars Shine For Everyone

Sterren Schitteren Voor Iedereen (Stars Shine For Everyone)
An Astronomy Project for children with disabilities and underserved communities around the world


Stars Shine for everyone Project is a cooperation between Volkssterrenwacht A.Pien vzw and Ghent University.
”All children in special education and vulnerable people should have the opportunity to admire the starry sky with the help of a telescope.” This is the starting point of the Public Observatory Armand Pien, based on an idea by Jean-Pierre Grootaerd.

Sterren Schitteren Voor Iedereen is realised by the Amateur Telescope Making group (Kijkerbouw) of the UGent Public Observatory Armand Pien and the Department Physics and Astronmy of the University Ghent.
Belgian astronauts DIRK FRIMOUT and FRANK DE WINNE parented the project SSVI and S4G.
This initiative takes place in collaboration with Euro Space Society, Universe Awareness Leiden University and IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach.
The project is present in over 100 countries across all continents.

To this project, BRESSER donates a significant number of telescopes each year. Traditionally, these are Bresser Messier 90/900 refractors equipped with solar filter, two eyepieces and (since 2020) an electronic eyepiece. Rob Walrecht Productions provides extra educational materials.
Leiden University provides shipping of the telescopes that were won at the IAU - SSVI competition.

During the IAU100 celebration year 2019, SSVI was allowed to have an important place. Two competitions were held where you can see the results here;
Winners competition 100 years IAU and Winners IAU contest 50 years moon landing

In 2020, SSVI became a partner of IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach. A contest 'Telescopes For All' was held where 17 telescopes with accessories were distributed. Winners of the contest.

Since 2020, there has also been a partnership with L'Astronomie Afrique and RFI l' émission Autour de la Question.

win an SSVI telescope in 2021

                   TELESCOPES FOR ALL 2021 EDITION

 

This contest is again organized by IAU Office For Astronomy outreach in partnership with SSVI. WINNERS OF THE CONTEST!

We provide 12 Bresser Messier AR90/900 refractors with solar filter, 2 eyepeaces and Electronic Eyepiece (webcam)

 

                     CONTEST L'ASTRONOMIE AFRIQUE

 

Every trimester, L'Astronomie Afrique in collaboration with RFI émission Autour de la question organizes a competition in which each time an SSVI telescope can be won. Rules you can find here; Jeu Concours

We provide 4 Bresser Messier AR90/900 refractors with solar filter, 2 eyepeaces and Electronic Eyepiece (webcam)

 

                                 Telescopes for All:

     artwork contest for Amateur Astronomy Clubs and Groups

 

This contest will be organised Autumn 2021 by IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach in partnership with SSVI. Contest rules follows!

We provide 10 Bresser Skylux 70/700 refractors with solar filter, 2 eyepeaces and Electronic Eyepiece (webcam)

 

'All telescopes are intended for groups: astronomy outreach in the spirit of the Telescopes for All - SSVI project. Not for exclusive private use'

 

 

 

                        

 

                

 

 

 

 

                    

 

Telescopes For All IAU OAO - SSVI winners contest 2020

Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Nepal wit Sristi KC at Blind Rocks! Kathmandu
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
Peru Huaycán Cultural with Eduardo Quispe Salcedo
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
with Manuel E. Grullon in Dominica Republic at Sociedad Astronómica Dominicana

Telescopes for All
Telescopes for All
In Spain with Juan Carlos Gomez at project"Socio-educative suport for migrant and refugee children" in Andalusia.
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
in Brunei with Bazilah Za at Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Chile with Nadia Valenzuela. “Hermanos Carrera” School, Angol, Los Lagos Region
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Tunisia with with Ahlem Loudaief at Secundary School Endifah-1 Astronomy Club
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Argentina with Carlos Acebal at “Telescopio para todos en el Corazón de la Argentina”
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
Mehdi Essaidi In Morocco with: Astronomy is Open to Everyone, Asif n Ait Bounouh Association for Culture and Awareness
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Haïti with Geosciences Schneider Munder at Groupe Astro Jeunes Ado
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Paraguay with Jose Daniel Pinho Avalos at Mirando al Cielo
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Saigon with Duy Dang Tuan 'Saigon Astrokids' (SAK), a social enterprise founded by leaders of Ho Chi Minh City Amateur Astronomy Club (HAAC)
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Indonesia Miratun Nafiah, club ANDROMEDA, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan,
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Panama with Karen Avila at at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
in Brazil with Ricardson B.Vieira. Seichu-Jurá Project, Sociedade de Astronomia do Maranhão
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
In Tuktoyaktuk, Canada (arctic circle) with Michèle Tomasino at Mangilaluk School
Telescopes For All
Telescopes For All
in Cameroon with William Christian Tchaptchet ( on the right) at Bilingual Secondary School, Cameroon
Saigon Astrokids
Saigon Astrokids
Vietnam: Saigon AstroKids by Duy Dang Tuan
Mirando al Cielo
Mirando al Cielo
Paraguay, with Jose Daniel Pinho Avalos
Villa Mercedes Astronomy Club
Villa Mercedes Astronomy Club
Telescopios para todos en el corazon de la Argentina with Carlos Acebal


      Assembling the SSVI mount and telescope

Tutorial How to use BRESSER MikroOkular Camera with your telescope By Mayssa El Yazidi

         Catching te Moon: Mayssa El Yazidi
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