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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Italian Endeavors for IYA 2009 - 10th National Astronomy Week

X Settimana Nazionale dell'Astronomia |10th National Astronomy Week
In celebration of the 10th National Week of Astronomy(from 18th to 24th May 2009), a series of initiatives has been arranged to be offered to public. The week in organized by the Italian Astronomical Society, in co-operation with Ministry of Education and the Virtual Telescope. A whole lot of experience is there to be felt by teachers and students, thus sharing the beauty of the heavens. The direction towards proper observation will be carried out by the staff of respective authorities, while explaining the science behind observational astronomy.

Please find below the schedule of planned events.

- May 19, 21.30 pm: "Galaxies of Spring"

- May 21, 10:30 am: "Our star, the Sun"

- May 22, 10:30 am: "Walking on the Sun"
The discovery of the bright star of the day.

- May 22, 21.30 pm: "The End of Stars"
White dwarf supernovae.

In addition, on May 20 at there will be a play, themed "Away from Saturn to the Universe, a journey of discovery between stars, planets and galaxies." Actors will be students of the Liceo Russell of Rome, School of Teaching Observatories Network remote Lazio, sponsored by MIUR dall'IASF. Everyone will be able to log on and watch this show directly from their computers.

To book, write to , including the chosen event, the name of the school and the expected number of participants (total students and total teachers).

The Virtual Telescope offers several educational experiences of great fascination and scientific value throughout the year, . Visit their education section to learn more !

*Please remember that you will need the reservation to take part. Participation is free !!!!!!

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