Galilean Night at Taman Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Galilean NightsGalilean Nights is an International Year of Astronomy 2009 Cornerstone Project, globally celebrated from Oct 22 to 24. The purpose? To re-experience the wonders that Galileo Galilei observed 400 years ago.

When Galileo first turned his telescope to Moon, he saw that the Moon is not smooth; it’s full of craters. Later, when he turned his little scope to the Jupiter, he discovered the four biggest moons of the giant planet – now known as the Galilean Moons.

Thus, these two objects will be the focus for Galilean Nights, which will be well-positioned in the evening night sky for observing. Through just a small telescope, the craters on the Moon, the Galilean moons and cloud bands of Jupiter are easily visible.

In conjunction with this celebration, Stargazer Scientific will be organising a star party at Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

Date: 24 October 2009 (Sat)
Time: 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm
Venue: Carpark of Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil (next to Greenfields Condominium).
Click here for map.
Contact: Sufen Cho. Tel: 03-8996 3378. Email: sufen.cho@stargazer.com.my
Admission: It’s Free!

Everyone is welcome to join the star party. It’s even better if you can bring your whole family especially your kids and your gang of friends along. We want to share the night sky to as much people as possible. Telescopes will be provided, so it’s OK if you don’t have one. If you have one and would like to bring along, you are most welcome!

I’ll be there, and hope to see you there too!

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~ by thChieh on October 23, 2009.

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