February 23, 2008

Calling All Amateur Astronomers!

April 12, 2008 is the 2nd International Sidewalk Astronomy Night. Sidewalk astronomy, started by John Dobson, designer of the Dobsonian Telescope Design, is a kind of astronomy that showcases some items of the night or day sky, like the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter, to the public. Sidewalk astronomers set up their telescopes in urban areas for people passing by to look and admire the night sky, free of charge.

International Sidewalk Astronomy Night hopes to get many participants all across the globe so they can reach more people and unite astronomers worldwide. If you have a telescope, have access to an area with lots of people where you can set up your telescope, and are willing to spread the wonders of Astronomy and Space, then sign up!

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