International Year of Astronomy

To celebrate Galilean Nights weekend, the UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy will be hosting a “telescope building” star party. A limited number of the easy-to-assemble Galileoscope telescope will be made available for the low, low price of just $10

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Post image for “Fascinating Objects in our Solar System” at UC Berkeley International Year of Astronomy 2009 Public Talks: 10.17.09

[ October 17, 2009; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] For October’s UC Berkeley’s International Year of Astronomy talk, Imke de Pater, Professor of Astronomy, will be guiding her audience on a tour of the Solar System.

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For July’s UC Berkeley’s International Year of Astronomy talk, Roger Hahn, retired Professor of History, will be speaking on Galileo Galilei.

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As part of a year-long program to make astronomy accessible to everyone, teams from the International Astronomical Union and the American Astronomical Society have developed a $15 telescope dubbed the “Galileoscope.”

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[ March 21, 2009; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] As part of their ongoing support for the International Year Of Astronomy, the Lawrence Hall of Science will be holding a special GLOBE@Night event on March 21 from 8-10pm (weather permitting).

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