n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - IYA2009 - the 100 Hours of Astronomy event




The main Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy was the 100 Hours of Astronomy campaign, celebrated worldwide between 2-5 April 2009. Events could be registered on the 100 Hours website, marked as balloons on a map with links to the details of the event when you click on it. The South African map had balloons for Louis Trichardt, Irene, Hartebeespoortdam, Middelburg, Wellington, Stellenbosch, Newlands, Observatory, Camp's Bay, Fishhoek and even Gough Island! One cannot help but wonder how many people attended the latter event. Although some of the registered occasions were cancelled, most of the others were quite successful, despite non-ideal weather experienced by some.


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