Archive for April, 2009

100 Hours of Astronomy – Historic Telescope at Northwestern

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Earlier this year I made a brief post drawing attention to the International Year of Astronomy, i.e., this year. Risa Wechsler at Cosmic Variance also made a post on 29-March, and I am sure there are many others.

The idea is to build a sense of community among amateur astronomers and to promote an appreciation of science by ordinary citizens.

Northwestern University, and in particular, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is hosting a special Skygazing Event at Dearborn Observatory located on the sometimes verdant campus in Evanston, Illinois.

On Saturday evening, April 4th, visitors will be able to gaze through the telescope (pictured above) at the moon and Saturn, as well as connect in live webcast to similar activities around the world. Astronomers from NWU will be on hand for discussions and to answer questions. Details are given in a press release.

April 2, 2009 at 5:53 am 4 comments


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