As­tronomers cel­e­brate Galileo

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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.

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