Pune is in India, in case you didn’t know.
Galilean Nights supporter Mohit Karve has sent me some text. It’s rather nice, so I’ll reproduce it in its entirety:
“Many of you are aware that this year is the International Year of Astronomy, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s first recorded observations with a telescope. Some of you may also remember the ‘100 Hours of Astronomy’ global star party – organised in April 2009. Some member of the CoEP Astronomy Club had participated in that global event, and we are proud to announce another such global event – Galilean Nights.
A little over 400 years ago, Galileo Galilei fought popular notions, at great risk to his life, and changed the way man saw the universe. Forever. Join us as we honour this great man. Revisit the Moon and Jupiter – the first objects seen by Galileo. Galilean nights, once again, is a global star party, and all of you who attend will be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Date : 23rd October 2009
Time : 7:30 PM onwards
Venue : Terrace, Dept. of Instrumentation and Control, College of Engineering, Pune
As a part of this global outreach initiative, ...