Stars for Ukraine – Relief Astronomy Event

The Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) joins the solidarity movement for Ukraine, and organises a free astronomy event to collect goods to be sent to refugee populations from Ukraine.

These will be collected by Mriya Association – Centre of Aid for Ukraine, one of the institutions that are delivering food, equipments, medical and hygiene products to reception centres for refugees in Ukraine and bordering countries.

The event will include observations with telescopes (if weather conditions allow), hands-on activities about the sky and stars, visits to the historical building, short talks given by researchers, and a fun astronomy quiz.

The institute IA invites everyone joining this event to bring and donate goods among the list below.


  • Powdered milk (in particular for babies up to one year old).
  • Cereal and protein bars
  • Canned food (tuna and sardines)
  • Nuts
  • Preserved fruit
  • Canned meat

  • Adult diapers
  • Bed guards
  • Baby wipes
  • Disinfection solutions (betadine, alcohol and oxygenated water)
  • Nasogastric tubes
  • Bladder catheters and urine collection bags
  • Sedatives
  • Strong analgesics
  • Lubricant
  • Lidocaine (in topical or injectable)
  • Benuron in baby suppositories
Children’s Utilities

  • Small flow bottles (0+ and 1)
  • Pacifiers
  • Diapers (especially sizes 0 and 1)
  • Clothing for newborns
  • Hygiene products (Halibut type)

  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Chargers for batteries and cell phones
  • Cables for cell phone chargers
  • Powerbank
  • Cell phones with keys (functional, unlocked and with charger)



Free entrance


Registrations on the visits to the historical building are done only at the location. There are no pre-registrations. The access to the building is limited to its capacity.


Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa
Tapada da Ajuda
1349-018 Lisboa