Special International Year of Astronomy Event Opportunity
Space Telescope Science Institute | July 28, 2009
Did you know that 2009 has been designated the International Year of Astronomy? We invite you to celebrate with NASA by holding a public event in your library featuring a special image of the center of our Milky Way Galaxy! Note: Deadline extended until August 5, 2009.
NASA’s Great Observatories—the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-Ray Observatory—are again collaborating to produce a spectacular multiwavelength view of our universe. The Great Observatories invite U.S.–based science centers, museums, planetariums, nature centers and other informal education venues—including libraries—to apply for selection as a site for a national unveiling and display of a new multiwavelength image in November 2009. We are looking for enthusiastic partners that will hold an image unveiling event between November 10 and November 30, 2009.
The featured image will be the Galactic Center, which reveals amazing activity when viewed across the electromagnetic spectrum. If you think you know what our Milky Way’s core looks like, prepare to be surprised!
Visit the International Year of Astronomy website to learn more and to sign up. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. EDT on August 5, 2009.
We look forward to having many libraries included in this great opportunity!
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