Astronomers celebrate Galileo
This Saturday, the Franklin of Astronomy which is a corfrom around 7pm until late. District Astronomers will be nerstone event of the InterAll are welcome to go along joining thousands of other national Year of Astronomy and look through the group’s astronomers across hundreds 2009. collection of homemade of countries all over the world This year is the 400th annitelescopes. for the third International versary of when Galileo first This year you might be able Sidewalk Astronomy Night. looked through a telescope out to spot a sun-spot and once it
This year the Franklin into the universe beyond our gets dark you should be able group will be taking part in atmosphere. to see the craters on the moon what is hoped will be the The Franklin District and the rings of Saturn. All biggest global event of its Astronomers will be gathered events are weather permitkind. outside Franklin: The Centre ting.
The worldwide star party from 3pm until 5pm to view For more details contact will be part of the 100 Hours the sun and once the sun sets Chris Wilson on 021 156 8276.