Monday, December 28, 2009

IYA2009: Closing event at the Virtual Telescope

Posted on behalf of Valentina Romeo of The Virtual Telescope:

IYA2009: Closing event at the Virtual Telescope - 400 years after the historic Galilean observations of Jupiter
  • When: on Jan 7 2010 at 19.30 UT
On Jan 7, 1610 Galileo Galilei pointed one of his telescopes to Jupiter, unveiling a new system of worlds, with the discovery of its bigger moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

For the IYA 2009 closing ceremony at the Virtual Telescope, we decided to host a special free event on the next 7 Jan 2010, just 400 years after that revolutionary night.

We will offer a guided, live tour through the heavens, with our robotic telescopes and comments, focusing on some objects observed by Galileo.

To join, you just need to enter, on Jan 7 2010 at 19.30 UT, our website at:

We are looking forward to celebrate that great anniversary with you, at the very end of the International Year of Astronomy!

The official language for the event will be English.

**Feel free to invite all your friends!**

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