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Twitter Moonwatch!

Last weekend saw a truly unique event in IYA2009 as astronomers and twitters from around the UK came together online for a massive Twitter Moonwatch event.

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Twitter Haiku Competition

To celebrate the launch of the amazing new full-dome digital planetarium show, "We Are Astronomers", IYA2009 in the UK announced a competition to win four free tickets to see the show at your nearest planetarium, along with an exclusive poster signed by the show's narrator, David Tennant.

We Are Astronomers is playing in digital planetariums across the UK throughout IYA2009. To find your nearest planetarium that is hosting the show, visit our WAA page

You can watch a trailer of the show here

The compeition was quite simple; write us a twitter astronomy haiku! We had dozens of entries over the past few weeks, all of a very high standard, but the winning entry was from @MazP

Archer's bow stretched tight

Sirius and Orion

hunt the night sky down

 

Congratulations, @MazP, the poster and tickets will be with you soon!

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European Hands-On Universe Wins Silver Medal
"Hands-On Universe, Europe - Bringing frontline interactive astronomy to the classroom", IYA2009 project, has been awarded the silver medal by the European Commission in the category "Information and Communication Technologies"

More information: http://www.llp-conference.eu/awarded-projects
 
Tickets on sale for Thomas Harriot Lecture and Reception
The Thomas Harriot Quatercentenary Lecture and Reception at The Great Hall of Syon House, Sunday July 26th 17.30 – 20.00

You are invited to a very special event which is the culmination of the day of celebrations in honour of Thomas harriot.

The lecture, entitled "Thomas Harriot: the Englishman who beat Galileo" will be given by Dr Allan Chapman, University of Oxford, in the Garden Room Marquee.

This will be followed by a buffet reception with live music of Harriot’s time.

Only 225 tickets are available and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are now on sale at a cost of £20 each. To but a ticket, visit the Telescope400 website
 
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The University of Hertfordshire is hosting The European Week of Astronomy & Space Science (20 - 23 April 2009) which incorporates both the Royal Astronomical Society's 2009 National Astronomy Meeting and the 2009 Joint European National Astronomy Meeting. More info here
 
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