Sound good? Sign up for the launch at cosmiccollections.eventbrite.com. Got some great ideas, but not sure how to turn them into a website? Then register your details to find some team mates. Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged, and don't worry if you can't make it to London for the launch - the competition is open to all, and submission and judging take place online.
One of the most fantastic sights you can see is the Moon through a good telescope - the craters and mountains provide a fantastic and memorable experience. Autumn Moonwatch will provide you with an opportunity to see the Moon through a telescope.
Autumn Moonwatch 24 October - 01 November 2009
This is the oppprtunity for you to experience of a wide range of public outreach activities, live science events, observing with telescopes, research observatory webcasts and sidewalk astronomy events.One of the key goals is to have as many people as possible look through a telescope, as Galileo did for the first time 400 years ago.
Your local astronomical society, university or science centre will be putting on events during the Moonwatch weeks and you can find out what's on near you by visiting "Find Your Local Events" in the left-hand toolbar and entering your postcode.
Twitter Moonwatch Competition - Your Chance to Control a Professional Telescope!
The 2m Faulkes Telescope South, situated in New South Wales, Australia, can be controlled remotely over the internet via a user-friendly interface, so all you need to take part is a PC with an internet connection!
We have four blocks of 1 hour each to give away between 0930 and 1830 GMT on Tuesday 27 October 2009 (observing time is normally only available to UK schools).
As part of Autumn Moonwatch (24 October - 01 November 2009), IYA2009 in the UK, in association with Newbury Astronomical Society, are running Twitter Moonwatch (on the evenings of 26 & 27 October 2009).