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The Virtual Telescope will be available at no cost on several days during April for personal day-time and night-time observing! An astronomer will be onsite to provide assistance and give live commentary through audio/video streaming. While one participant controls the telescope and camera, others can watch the live stream and discuss the event through chatting. Take part in GAM by connecting your computer with the Virtual Telescope and find discover the Universe for yourself!

The Universe at Your Command supports the goals of GAM and AWB by showing people the huge potential of remote observing, not only as an observational tool but also as a meeting place for people from around the globe, regardless of cultural, physical or political borders.

Dates: 1-30 April 2010
Time: 24 hours every day

Up to 30 minutes of observing time will be available for each user. In order to allow for worldwide participation, a limit will be placed on requests from each country.

For more information go to the Virtual Telescope's The Universe at Your Command web page.

 

Projects

Online observing

Online Observing sessions bring the fun and excitement of observing to AWB groups and individuals worldwide. Online Observing sessions feature remote observing facilities around the world and specially our collaborator Virtual Observatory , Italy with live commentary by astrophysicist Dr. Gianluca Masi and a live chat box to ask questions and talk with others. Join in and share the fun with others around the world. Past Events: Cosmic Treasures - 9 Dec. 2010, 22:00 UT AWB and the Virtual Telescope Project announce a new online observing event, bringing another unforgettable astronomical experience to participants. Explore the Universe through the Internet,...
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Eclipses Without Borders

Eclipses without Borders (EwB) is a new AWB project designed to make it easier for amateur astronomy groups and the public worldwide to experience the beauty and wonder of solar and lunar eclipses. It will also provide an avenue to enable eclipse viewers to record and share their experiences. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun. This is a rare event, happening only once in a few years; and because the area where the Sun is totally eclipsed is small, people must travel long distances to observe one. The EwB project will...
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