Remote observing with Astronomers Without Borders

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Presentation of the talk delivered virtually at "Global Hands on Universe" (GHOU2012) conference.

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Remote observing with Astronomers Without Borders

  1. 1. Remote Observing with Astronomers Without Borders<br />Thilina Heenatigala<br />Project Coordinator – Astronomers Without Borders<br />Global Hands-On Universe (GHOU) Conference 2011<br />July 29 2011 - <br />
  2. 2. 100 Hours of Astronomy: <br />
  3. 3. Around the World in 80 Telescopes: <br />
  4. 4. 100 Hours of Remote Astronomy: <br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. 100 Hours of Remote Astronomy: <br />15,000 participants<br />
  7. 7. 100 Hours of Remote Astronomy: <br /><ul><li>Control remote telescopes around the world.
  8. 8. Take pictures with them.
  9. 9. Free telescope time.
  10. 10. No prior experience or astronomical background needed.
  11. 11. Just an appreciation for the beauty of the night sky. </li></li></ul><li>100 Hours of Remote Astronomy: <br />
  12. 12. 100 Hours of Remote Astronomy: <br />
  13. 13. 100 Hours of Remote Astronomy: <br />
  14. 14. IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br /><ul><li>25 September 2009
  15. 15. In collaboration with Virtual Telescope, Italy
  16. 16. 650 participants
  17. 17. 45 different countries (Italy, UK, USA, Austria, Canada, India, Malaysia, Belgium, France, Sweden, Iran, Macedonia, Australia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Brazil and Uganda)</li></li></ul><li>IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br />
  18. 18. IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br />
  19. 19. IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br />
  20. 20. IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br />
  21. 21. IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br />Asteroid 152664 1998 FW4<br />
  22. 22. IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br />NGC 7479<br />SN 2009jf supernova<br />
  23. 23. IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB – first event<br />SN 2009jf supernova <br />after a month<br />
  24. 24. Beyond IYA2009: Remote Observing with AWB<br />
  25. 25. Big Dipper to Southern Skies:<br />Northern Hemisphere<br />
  26. 26. Big Dipper to Southern Skies:<br />Southern Hemisphere<br />
  27. 27. Big Dipper to Southern Skies:<br />Over 7000 participants from more than 80 countries!!!<br />
  28. 28. Big Dipper to Southern Skies:<br />
  29. 29. Big Dipper to Southern Skies:<br />
  30. 30. Global Astronomy Month 2010:<br /><ul><li>5 April 2010: Online Messier Marathon
  31. 31. 7 April 2010: "Is There Anybody Out There?"
  32. 32. 15 April 2010: "Write Your Name in The Sky!"
  33. 33. 22 April 2010: Across The Solar System
  34. 34. 1 - 30 April 2010: "The Universe at Your Command" </li></li></ul><li>Cosmic Treasures - 9 December 2010:<br />
  35. 35. Global Astronomy Month 2011:<br /><ul><li>April 1: "Online Messier Marathon"
  36. 36. April 2: Saturn Watch - "Around the Ringed Planet"
  37. 37. April 9: Global Star Party - "Stars for All!"
  38. 38. April 12: Lunar Week - "Walking on the Moon"
  39. 39. April 17: SunDay event - "Here Comes The Sun!"
  40. 40. April 30: "Write Your Name in The Sky!"</li></li></ul><li>Invitation: GHOU and AWB collaboration<br />Thank you!<br />Thilina Heenatigala<br />Project Coordinator – Astronomers Without Borders<br />http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/<br />

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