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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Around the World in 80 Telescopes : 100 Hours of Astronomy

Around the World in 80 Telescopes : 100 Hours of Astronomy

How wonderful and amazing it is to observe the sidereal skies from any location that you like real time! "Around the World in 80 Telescopes" was a great webcast that covered the heavens on both hemispheres, providing anyone one Earth, the access to online observation. A paramount endeavor of IYA 2009 Cornerstone Projects, 100 Hours of Astronomy, thus unfolds. The observations were carried out with an integration of telescopes, based on and off the terrestrial territories. The live webcast was available from 100HA channel on

Astronomers provided a variety of resourceful presentations from different observatories featuring a wide range of telescopic views. Meantime, observations were in progress to analyze the faraway galaxies, extrasolar planets, earth-like planets and many more. In addition to those there were researches dealing with different wavelengths of light to determine exclusive data.

However the webcast come to an end with a successful conclusion, which fetched a great number of feedback from online community worldwide. A big round of applause should go to the dedicated team behind the scene, who were capable of handling the situatin and leaving us all a beautiful memory of IYA 2009.