"Write Your Name in The Sky!"
an official Flagship event for Global Astronomy Month (April 2010)
NB: to join this free event, you will just need to access this page at the date/time given below!
Current date and time: UT
As part of the Remote Observing program for Global Astronomy Month (GAM2010, April 2010), the Virtual Telescope is proud to introduce a unique event, offering you the chance to discover an astronomical object: "Write Your Name in The Sky!".
On May 5 2010, starting at 21:30 Universal Time, our cutting-edge technology telescopes will start surfing the spring skies, hunting for new, previously unknown asteroids. The images will be made available online, in real time, to make it possible for you to search them and make the discovery! The first to report to us a potential new object will be credited as a co-discoverer of it, when we send the data to the Minor Planet Center! The typical rules for these kind of discoveries will apply.
So, while having fun with remote astronomy and chatting with many friends from all around the world, you can enjoy hunting for the unknown. You may get to write your name in the sky!
Don't miss Global Astronomy Month, and be ready to celebrate the Universe with us!
For more information or if you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
To learn more about the Global Astronomy Month, click here.