Friday, 13 February 2009

Choose Hubble's next discovery

Taken from the Hubble site:

"Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide" is part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA), the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's observations.

People around the world can vote to select the next object the Hubble Space Telescope will view. Choose from a list of objects Hubble has never observed before and enter a drawing for one of 100 new Hubble pictures of the winning object.

The winning image will be released between April 2 and 5, during the IYA's 100 Hours of Astronomy, a global astronomy event geared toward encouraging as many people as possible to experience the night sky.

Vote by March 1 to swing Hubble toward your favorite target."

Check it out at:

Monday, 9 February 2009

100 Hours of Astronomy SUN-day

In an initiative promoted by the IYA2009 Solar Physics Task Group (SPG), the last day of the "100 Hours of Astronomy" cornerstone project will be dedicated to the Sun. We will have a SUN-day on a sunday.

Since you all have now a good experience organizing a Sun related event, I invite you all to join the 100 Hours of Astronomy SUN-day.

You can check the details in the SPG webpage at: