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Twitter Meteorwatch

Newbury Astronomical Society @NewburyAS with the International Year of Astronomy 2009 UK  @astronomy2009uk, amateur astronomers and societies, will be holding a Twitter Meteorwatch on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of August 2009.

Follow us on Twitter to get involved, ask questions, take part in the event and enjoy the night sky with us. Images and other information will be tweeted as it happens.

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Open Letter to Astronomy Societies

Dear All,

I am contacting you as the most active amateur astronomy societies in the UK, and I would like your help. In conjunction with Newbury AS, we are looking to run a series of Twitter astro-events over the next few months. That might need some explaining!

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What Would Harriot Tweet? Competition Winners

Four hundred years ago, an Englishman named Thomas Harriot turned a telescope on the Moon and marvelled at its rugged, cratered surface. The drawing he made that night is the oldest known depiction of a celestial object as seen through a telescope, beating Galileo by four months.

We offered lucky Twitterers a chance to win FREE tickets to the Telescope400 event celebrating the 400th anniversary of Harriot’s achievement. Telescope400 is an exciting astronomically-themed day for space enthusiasts young and old taking place at Syon Park, West London on Sunday 26 July 2009.

The competition was simple: put yourself in Thomas Harriot's shoes. Imagine being the first person ever to observe the moon through a telescope. Then imagine that Twitter was around 400 years ago! How would you announce your observations to the world in 140 characters or less?

We had four winners to the competition, each winning a special edition Moone Catalogue plus tickets to the Telescope400 event. The winners were:

@scibuff: "Indeed it moves, but I saw the moon first"

@AJAshworth: "Hmmm... did this months ago. RT @GalileoGalilei I've just viewed the moon thru my telescope!"

@AlphaLyrae: "Magnified our glorious moon, Surface stark and rubble-strewn, Valleys dark, Peaks of white, Dazzled in refracted light"

@mafunyane: "It's one small squint for man, one giant wonder for mankind."

Congratulations to all!

 
Watch the 2009 Eclipse Live Online!

22 July will feature the longest solar eclipse of the 21st Century. At 6 minutes and 39 seconds, it will be an impressive sight for those able to see it. Visible from mainland Asia, Japan's Ryukyu Islands, and through the Pacific Ocean, the experience for people in those regions will be incredible.

To allow astronomers and the public all around the world to witness this spectacle, there are online options available to anyone with a computer and internet connection. Find out how to view the eclipse here

 
What Would Harriot Tweet?

Four hundred years ago, an Englishman named Thomas Harriot turned a telescope on the Moon and marvelled at its rugged, cratered surface. The drawing he made that night is the oldest known depiction of a celestial object as seen through a telescope, beating Galileo by four months.

This is your chance to win FREE tickets to the Telescope400 event celebrating the 400th anniversary of Harriot’s achievement. Telescope400 is an exciting astronomically themed day for space enthusiasts young and old taking place at Syon Park, West London on Sunday 26 July 2009.

Read more...
 
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