The Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) offered to host on 28 June 2012 a side-event during the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee in order to present the achievements of the Thematic Initiative "Astronomy and World Heritage".
19:30 Departure from of the Taurida Palace
20:00 Arrival to the Pulkovo Observatory
20:30 Welcome by Prof. A Stepanov, Director of the Pulkovo Observatory and Presentation
20:40 Address by Mr. Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director-General for Culture
20:50 Presentation of the main achievements of the UNESCO Thematic Initiative "Astronomy and World Heritage" by Ms Anna Sidorenko, Coordinator of the Initiative, World Heritage Centre and Dr Michel Cotte, Coordinator of the Initiative, ICOMOS International
21:00 - 21:40 Presentation of transnational collaboration and projects:
Cocktail offered by the Pulkovo Observatory
Visit of the Pulkovo dome / St-Petersburg panorama and possible observation of planets and stars by telescope
Departure from the Pulkovo Observatory (possible after 00:00 because white night).