Europe wide education event with Frank De Winne

Yesterday saw a few interesting things. Firstly, it was the International Day of Peace, which gave the International Year of Astronomy, 2009 the perfect opportunity to advertise the starpeace project, astronomy without borders. Secondly, it was the day of opposition for the asteroid Juno, the closest point it gets to the Earth and the brightest it will be in the skies until 2018 (visible in binoculars rather near another oft missed sight, Uranus). Thirdly, ESA astronaut and soon to be commander of the International Space Station Frank De Winne carried out a free fall experiment along with school children throughout Europe. Video from the event, taken from NASA’s Youtube Channel, is shown below:

Oh, and another This Week at NASA video was released:


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