Hello   space



13 Sep, Sofia Tech Park
Bulgaria Calling
Live call with Anna Fisher (NASA), the first mother in Space
Visual flight by Nikolay Kalaydzhiey, world record holder
Virtual tour of CERN
Demonstrations by The Special Operations Forces
Inspirational lectures
This year we are ready to fly higher, dive deeper and climb new peaks, reaching the hottest and coldest places on Earth together with our partners at Space & STEAM Atlantic Cluster, as well as the American Embassy in Bulgaria. 

Among numerous fun events, we have prepared a series of interactive workshops and inspirational presentations  including a special lecture by Anna Fisher, a former NASA astronaut also known as the first mother in Space.

We will also hold a virtual walk around CERN and later the skies above Sofia Tech Park will host the pilot Nikolay Kalaydzhiev, a world record holder. In addition, the Special Operations Forces (SOF) will join the event with special demonstrations. 

Our goal is simple: we want to instigate curiosity in children, we want to inspire them to dream. More importantly, we want to give them the tools which would help them achieve their dreams, pursue a career in STEAM and find solutions through team oriented experiences in the science sphere.

We are eagerly waiting for you on the 13th of September in Sofia Tech Park!
13TH SEPTEMBER, 2022 | SOFIA TECH PARK, Main hall "John Atanasoff"


| Dr. Solomon Passy, President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria
| Mr. Todor Mladenov, Sofia Tech Park Executive Director
| Prof. Nikolay Denkov, Former Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria


| Extraterrestrial places on Earth” by Dr. Dimitar Zhelev, Geograf.bg
| Christian Youngs, American College of Sofia
| “Aspiring Astronaut Diaries” by Tatyana Ivanova, Aspiring astronaut, Space Ambassador of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria 
| “10 Years NASA Space Apps Challenges in Bulgaria” by Dr. Milena Krumova

Closing remarks | 19:00

| Dr. Josef Aschbacher, General Director of ESA
| Dr. Solomon Passy, President of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | timeslots to be announced

| Demonstrations of basic teleportation

| Outdoor solar observation

| Air Show - demonstration by the Bulgaria Army Special Forces Brigade

| Virtual tour of CERN followed by Q&A session

| Lecture by Lockheed Martin Corporation followed by Q&A session 

| Live Chat with Anna Fisher, the first mother in Space (NASA astronaut) opened by The U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

| Visual flight by Nikolay Kalaydziev, pilot and world record holder
Register here
Hello Space! The children of Bulgaria and Europe are calling again!On the 13th of September Bulgaria will establish a live connection with CERN and the former NASA astronaut Anna Fisher.We invite everyone between the ages of 8- 22 to record a video in English (maximum of 20 seconds) in which they ask their burning space questions.

Deadline: September 1st, 2022

Register for event
Make yourself a planet and the GOCE mission
by The Museum of Natural Sciences, Plovdiv

| Age: 5-12 YO
| Time slots: 13:30 - 14:30 | 14:30 - 15:30 | 15:30 - 16:30

Get acquainted with the characteristics of the geoid by studying 3D-printed models and recreating the geoid shape of the Earth from plasticine.

Space and Pixels

by The Museum of Natural Sciences, Plovdiv

| Age: 8-12 YO
| Time slots: 13:30 - 14:30 | 14:30 - 15:30 | 15:30 - 16:30

Make beautiful pixelated models, using various techniques in art, such as the one of the Australian aborigines and pointillism.

Rocket Fuel Laboratory
by Techno Magic Land

| Age: 8-12 YO
| Time slots: 09:30 - 10:30 | 10:30 - 11:30

The workshop offers the opportunity to put yourself in the place of rocket engine designers, with the goal of choosing the right fuel to ensure that the rocket will successfully reach Space. Within this activity, chemical experiments will be performed with different rocket fuels.

Cosmic Eyes
by Techno Magic Land

| Age: 10-14 YO 

| Time slots: 11:30 - 12:30 | 13:30 - 14:30

The workshop offers the opportunity to peek through the eyes of space satellites and telescopes to other planets and space bodies. Participants will work with NASA software to plan space missions to various places in the Solar System.

Visiting the Planets
by Techno Magic Land

| Age: 8-12 YO 

| Time slots: 14:30 - 15:30 | 15:30 - 16:30

Get familiar with the size, shape and conditions of the planets in the solar system with the help of handy materials.

Patterns of Stellar Polygons  
by Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

| Age: 9-11 YO
| Time slots: 9:30 - 10:30

Build Stellar Polygons with virtual and material models.

Studies With Stellar Polygons
by Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at BAS

| Age: 12-15 YO 

| Time slots: 10:30 - 11:30

Which stellar polygons can be built in one go?

Creating Robots for Food Delivery to the ISS
by Robotica

| Age: 6-13 YO 

| Time slots: 9:30 - 10:30 | 10:30

Space Mathematical Challenges
by Smetalo

| Age: 6-13 YO 

| Time slots: 11:30 - 12:30 | 13:30 - 14:30

Minecraft: How to Repair a Broken Module of the ISS
by Dev Academy

| Age: 6-13 YO 

| Time slots: 14:30 - 15:30 | 15:30 - 16:30

Create a Lunar Module
by Muzeiko

| Age: 7-15 YO 

| Time slots: 10:00 - 11:00 | 11:00 - 12:00

Lunar modules serve astronauts as a vehicle, home and laboratory during their stay in Space. Create a lunar module with Maker Space from Muzeiko!

DNA in Space
by Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at BAS

| Age: 10-19 YO 

| Time slots: 11:00 - 11:30 | 11:30 - 12:00 | 14:00 - 14:30 | 14:30 - 15:00 

What is DNA and where can we find it? What does DNA look like? How does space food affect DNA? Will the astronaut's life change when his DNA changes?

Space Inside us 
by Space Cam Turkey 

| Age: > 11 YO
| Time slots: 09:30 - 10:30 | 10:30 - 11:30 | 11:30 - 12:30

LEGO Arena
by Space Camp Turkey, LEGO Education 

| Age: > 9 YO
| Time slots: 13:30 - 14:30 | 14:30 - 15:30 | 15:30 - 16:30

The workshop will deal with physical forces, and participants will be able to participate in the design and programming of robots that will measure forces. Knowledge of English is recommended, but not required.

Space Food
by Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technology at BAS

| Age: 6-19 YO
| Time slots: 11:30 - 12:30

The workshop will present the astronauts' "menu" and its preparation, allowing participants to try lyophilized foods.

NASA Space Apps
by EduTechFlag

| Age: 6-19 YO 
| Time slots: 13:00-14:00 | 14:00-15:00 | 15:00 - 16:00

Model and draw one of XY pieces of a GIANT space cake.

Meeting with “NASA Scientist for a Day”
by EduTechFlag

| Age: 6-19 YO 
| Time slots: 13:00-14:00 | 14:00-15:00 | 15:00 - 16:00

Model and draw one of XY pieces of a GIANT space cake.

Meeting with “NASA Scientist for a Day”

| Age: 6-19 YO 
| Time slots: 13:00-14:00 | 14:00-15:00 | 15:00 - 16:00

Meet and talk to national winners of the NASA Global International Competition "Be a NASA scientist for a day”.

Solar Symbols in the Episcopal Basilica of Philippopolis
by Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at BAS

| Age: 6-19 YO
| Time slots: 11:30 - 12:30

Pythagoras School - Make your own tool for measuring the Golden Ratio
by KIT Academy 

| Age: 8-14 YO
| Time slots: 14:00 - 15:00 | 15:00 - 16:00

Children will discover the Fibonacci number series by calculating according to the given model. They will understand what is the main building template of nature and will develop a tool for measuring the the Golden Ratio.

Cosmic Stop Motion Animation
by ARS Kino

| Age: 4-19 YO
| Time slots: 09:30-10:30 | 10:30 - 11:30 | 11:30 - 12:30

The workshop will give participants the opportunity to unleash their imagination and create short animated videos on a space theme. Group 2 (7-14 YO) is already full.

Electricity from the Sun - build your photovoltaic system
by CEZ Bulgaria

| Age: 12-14 YO
| Time slots: 09:30 - 10:30 | 10:30 - 11:30 | 11:30 - 12:30 

The workshop will demonstrate the possibilities of using renewable energy sources both on Earth and in space.

LEGO dioramas: colonization of Mars

| Age: 6-12 YO 
| Time slots: 09:30 - 10:30 | 10:30 - 11:30 | 11:30 - 12:30 | 12:30 - 13:30 | 13:30 - 14:30 | 14:30 - 15:30 | 15:30 - 16:30 

Do you want to participate in the colonization of Mars? Build your vision of a Mars colony from LEGO bricks.


For all children who wish to climb or try climbing for the first time, the Walltopia Climbing Center will have three sessions throughout the day, each with a capacity of 20 children.
No pre-registration needed.

The presence of a parent is required, as well as signing an electronic declaration  in advance or on site in the hall.

Children's safety equipment, as well as climbing instructors, will be provided by the hall. Children should wear comfortable clothes (sneakers).

| Time slots: 09:00 - 10:00 | 14:00-15:00 | 15:00 - 16:00

9.00 – 9.30

9.30 -17.00
Различни STEM активности (симулационни игри, работилници, демонстрации)

13.30 – 17.00
Официална част във Форум "Джон Атанасов" – Въздействащи презентации


| Д-р Соломон Паси, президент на Атлантически клуб в България

| Тодор Младенов, изпълнителен директор на София Тех Парк

| Н. Пр. Херо Мустафа, посланик на САЩ в България

| Проф. Николай Денков, министър на образованието и науката на България

| Йохан-Дитрих Вьорнер, генерален директор на Европейската космическа агенция

| Тиери Бретон, европейски комисар по въпросите на вътрешния пазар, космическата и отбранителната политика на Европейския съюз

| Николай Томов, председател на Управителния комитет на Българската асоциация за моделиране и симулация - БУЛСИМ

Презентация: Космическо предизвикателство

| Райчо Райчев, съосновател на Сдружение „Циолковски“, създател на програмата “Космически предизвикателства” 

Презентация: Космически боклуци

 Тихомир Димитров, основател на Space Academy

Презентация: Космос и право

| Рада Попова, юрисконсулт в Isar Aerospace

Презентация: Тайните на космическата храна

| Николай Солаков, Институт по криобилогия и хранителни технологии

Презентация: Космос и биомедицина

| Доц. Милена Георгиева, Лаборатория по молекулярна генетика, Институт по молекулярна биология, Българска академия на науките, академичен съветник в Академия ENAGO, САЩ

| Петко Желязков, Ratio, предложение за модератор

Презентация: Живот в Космоса

| Доц. д-р Георги Милошев, ръководител на Лабораторията по молекулярна генетика към института на БАН

Презентация: Вселената отвътре

| Крисчън Йънгс, преподавател, Американски колеж

| Никола Каравасилев, преподавател, Izzy Science for Kids 

Презентация: Компютърно пътуване до космоса

| Натанил Стефанов, BESCO

Презентация: Кратка история на Вселената/ История на космическите изследвания

| Проф. Леандър Литов, ръководител на българския екип в ЦЕРН

| Димитър Съселов, директор на мултидисциплинарния център Harvard Origins of Life Initiative

| Теодосий Теодосиев,

Истории на успеха: Кариера в STEM

| Кирил Дончев, директор наземните операции за космическото изстрелване, Space X4 

| Татяна Иванова, медалист, Space Camp Turkey

| Д-р Маргарита Маринова, старши инженер по аеронавигация по въпроси 

Презентация: Програмата на НАСА за изследване на Марс

| Марин Христов, Асоциация за изследвания и развитие

17.00 -19.00

| Разговор с астронавтите и кулминационна част на събитието

Видеа от

| Mирча Джоана, заместник генерален секретар НАТО

| Антониу Гутериш, генерален секретар на ООН

| Одри Азулай, генерален
директор на ЮНЕСКО

18.30 -19.00
Заключителни думи