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Happy New Year! IYA Ends, But The Spirit Lives On! January 1, 2010

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, IYA 2009, Podcast, telescopes.
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Happy new year. While 2009 the International Year of Astronomy is Over , several project live on. One of these is the podcast, 365 Days of Astronomy . The Physics department has sponsored 12 of these in the last year, and we hope to sponsor 12 more in 2010.

Here at EIU we have many local projects, one is ongoing even as I speak. The Astronomy Club has finished putting together 13 Galileoscopes.  Five of these  are being delivered by  Julia Novotny ( and astronomy option physics major), in cooperation with the Newman Center Haiti Connection, to schools near Barasa, Haiti.

Hannah, Bob, Josh, Julia, and Tiandra with telescopes for schools

Hannah, Bob, Josh, Julia, and Tiandra with telescopes for schools

Five more will be assembled next semester, for a total of 13, to the the Carl Sandburg school, here in Charleston, Illinois



1. Bill Wolf - January 1, 2010

I hope the tripods from K of C 8713 got there, too!

2. EIU Astronomy, Haiti and How you can Help « EIU Astro - January 14, 2010

[…] EIU, Galileoscopes, Haiti, International Year of Astronomy, IYA 2009 trackback As you saw in a previous post, we have a connection to Haiti, through the EIU Newman Center. Just this last week, Julia Novotny, […]

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