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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Star Party 2010

       Star Party 2010Just as its name states STAR PARTY is not merely a function of night sky observation, but an aesthetic introduction to the field of Astronomy, an enigmatic experience for an apprentice, unforgotten night for everybody participating in. In Sri Lanka Star Party is the dream of every stargazer, not only to witness but to get involved. When we embarked upon Star Party in 2004, with the Astronomical Society of Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy, being the pioneers of Observation Competitions in South Asia region, it was visible that a gleaming future of Sri Lankan astronomy was lying ahead. Consequently this turned out to be an official launch of a mammoth event of local astronomy calendar.

Even though stargazing assemblages are found frequent in foreign countries, they’re rarely seen in Asian continent. Due to the inadequate allocations and investments in Astronomy field, still a slowly development is in progress. What is more amazing in Star Party is that both amateurs and veterans are allowed to employ their practical aspects of astronomy, enabling their wisdom to pacify the unique taste of this ancient science. Inculcating young astronomers to be accredited professionals is also one of our goals. Now you shall find it easy to understand our definition of Star Party.
Let’s take a brief look at the format of Star Party. In the beginning according to their schools, all the participating school students are divided into teams, each having 5 members. And then there are observation sessions to compete at, inclusive of lunar observation, constellation observation, deep-sky observation plus a quizzical evaluation in the end.
Ultimately the most outstanding team, which has scored highest overall marks, will be awarded champions.

And Star Party is back,

Date : 15th Oct 2010 
Time : 4:30 p.m. local time 
Venue : University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Targeted Audience : School Children/ Amateur Astronomers

More Information can be obtained from info [at] and don't forget to check out the official website http://StarParty.LK , This ime there will be an online quiz as well for anybody to take part and end up winning prizes in addition to the webcast [http://Live.StarParty.LK] that will also be on air via the website during the Star Party time