Galilean Nights Munich 22.-24. 10. 2009
Picture credits: J. Marot-Lassauzaie, G. Tomezzoli.
The IYA2009 "Galilean Nights" Cornerstone project was a big success in
Munich, even though the weather was cloudy most of the time.
Here some events organised by or with EurAstro in the October 22-24
EurAstro Skybar 22. 10.
Rain outside, fun inside!
See the blog of Lee Pullen
(Cosmic Diary reporter extraordinaire).
Ms Catherine Moloney, Galilean Nights Chair, was eventually crowned as
Miss EurAstro 2010.
She got an official invitation to the EurAstro 2011/Nepal mission. Maybe
we also need a reporter there?
It takes good glasses to make good refractors!
Software demo - tous sur orbite!
Pedro Russo brings educational stuff galore.
Galileoscope contest - "and the winner is..."
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum...
...habemus "Missam"! Glory to Cat!
EurAstro Olympiapark 23. 10
It was a flop... Low clouds, then rain.
The venue, between the Olympic Tower and the lake, would make an
excellent place for sidewalk astronomy events in view of the high number
of passersby, even by cold weather.
Three stars, Wild Duck cluster, and Swan - really?
Garching (Baader Planetarium, ESO et al.) 24. 10
A lot of science fans including EurAstro members visited the numerous
exhibitions of the Open Day in the Garching campus.
IYA2009 celebrities were interviewed next to the Baader dome and telescopes.
We discussed with ESO's AGAPE group waiting for the Sun. Miracle -
Check also the blogs about the Open Doors at Garching and
Science in Garching.
EurAstro POR 24. 10
I had some phone calls from EurAstro members saying that they would
come, but people were rushing to their own Galilean Nights events in the
hope that the clearings would last till the evening - and the Garching
events were captivating.
From POR, the Moon behind thin clouds was nice to see with the
binoviewer; so was Jupiter
...then -coup de théâtre!- Cat & Lee came by to take their first light
images of Jupiter (complete with cloud bands and satellites) and even
Neptune before fog formed. Galileo Galilei would have been proud of them!