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lunes, 13 de abril de 2009

[Spocs] IYA2009 Update

Dear friends,
Here are some IYA2009 updates from the last week.
100 Hours of Astronomy
The 100HA project was a great success! Read more about it on the official website (http://www.100hoursofastronomy.org/), and see the “Around the World in 80 Telescopes” webcast archive here: http://www.ustream.tv/astro-100hours/videos
Hawaiian Starlight DVD
The summit of Mauna Kea offers some of the best views of the cosmos and this film conveys the experience observing the Universe from the top of a mountain. Read more here: http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/HawaiianStarlight/trailer.html
FirstScope Telescope: New IYA2009 Official Product at special price for IYA2009 Nodes
IYA2009 and the IYA2009 Global Sponsor, Celestron are happy to present its new official product, FirstScope Telescope. The FirstScope is a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in astronomy. This quality Dobsonian style telescope features a 76 mm aperture reflector optical tube. For more: http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/236/
A Journey to the Stars in Taiwan
"A Journey to the Stars" was an outdoor multi-media stage performance, held in the Great Square of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial in Taipei in the evening of March 21st around Spring Equinox, for the celebration of IYA2009 in Taiwan. More information and links can be found here: http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/235/
Easter eggs hunt with Star Walk: ipod touch and gift cards give-away for all IYA2009 enthusiasts
For all those who want to prolong the experience of the great 100 Hours of Astronomy event and add more hours of stargazing under their belt, Star Walk is just what you need. As official product of IYA2009, Star Walk is now offering Easter surprises to all IYA2009 followers. Would you like to know more? http://blog.iwindowsmobile.com/?p=61
Physics Today - The Universe, yours to discover
"Star parties. Telescope-building workshops. Public lectures. Exhibitions. Dramatic reenactments. Those are among the seemingly astronomical number of activities under way this year to mark the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first pointing a telescope to the sky." Find out about the article here: http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/232/
StarPeace newsletter
For the latest information about StarPeace, follow the link: http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/231/
The World At Night Exhibits
New in Berlin, Germany and Antofagasta, Chile. http://www.astronomy2009.org/news/updates/230/
100 Hours of Astronomy-themed Astronomy Pictures of the Day
2 April: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090402.html
3 April: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090403.html
4 April: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090404.html
5 April: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090405.html‘Be an INTEGRAL Astronomer’ – an ESA competition for the IYA2009
To mark the International Year of Astronomy 2009, ESA is launching a special competition for students in secondary school and University undergraduates. Students will use data taken by the INTEGRAL space observatory to investigate objects in one of the most active regions of our Galaxy and be in with a chance to win a number of great prizes, including a trip to the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) near Madrid, Spain. More information: http://astronomy2009.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=44563

If you need any assistance, remember that the Secretariat is always available for you.
Pedro, Mariana and Lee
IYA2009 Secretariat