There’s a Star Party going on

Sri Lanka’s largest astronomical event of the year is presently underway. Star Party is a competition open to students from across the island, involving topics such as observation, rocketry, cosmology and astrophysics. This is the sixth year the event, which began as an ordinary observing star party, has run and as it is the International Year of Astronomy, 2009, events are being fed live at this website.

Events are happening at the University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka and have been running since 1:30pm BST and will continue running until 1:30am BST. Further details here.


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