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[Beyond IYA2009] Beyond IYA News and Events #1

13 Mar 2012, 15:08 UTC
[Beyond IYA2009] Beyond IYA News and Events #1
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Greetings allI've decided to start numbering these emails in the subject for convenience - let's call this #1.Brief news and events below - please send me short descriptions and links for items you would like to post.This email will be sent every 2 weeks unless (as in this case) there's a need to send it earlier due to events taking place.RegardsKevinwww.astro4dev.org1. IAU General Assembly (Connie Walker): A Special Session on Light Pollution, SpS17, wil; take place August 29-31 at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing. Abstracts deadline has been extended to March 17, 2012. For schedule and more information http://docs.darksky.org/PR/IAUAbstract.pdf. For more information on the IAU General Assembly and to view other sessions visit www.astronomy2012.org2. Conjunction of Glory (Thilina Heenatigala): In collaboration with Amateur Astronomers Association of Kurdistan & Opportunity Astronomical Observatory (Iraq), presents"Beauty without Borders: Conjunction of Glory". Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the sky, will be within 3 degrees of each other in the evening sky of 15 March 2012 at 10:37:46 UTC. This will be quite a spectacle, as both planets are very bright—and this will be a fantastic visual and photographic opportunity, as it's not often that you get the brightest ...

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