April 2 – 5 is your chance to look through telescopes around the world from the comfort of your own home:
100 Hours of Astronomy (100HA), taking place from April 2 to 5, may already be the largest science outreach event in history. This Cornerstone Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) will bring the universe to millions of people worldwide with live online programs and thousands of public star parties.
Tens of thousands of amateur astronomers already plan to be out among the public with their telescopes, especially for the 24-hour Global Star Party to take place on Saturday the 4th as evening twilight sweeps around the globe.
There’s also “Around the World in 80 Telescopes,” a 24-hour series of webcasts from research observatories on April 3rd. Professional astronomers will take viewers inside their telescope domes and control rooms to show what they do and how.
Read the rest of this article at Sky and Telescope’s Web site.
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