Press Release: Young Irish stargazers bring telescope to Tanzanian peers

Last year was the International year of Astronomy (IYA2009). The year saw members of the public join astronomers to gaze at the stars and let themselves be inspired by the mysteries of the universe.

While some events lasted just a few nights, a special initiative of Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) and Cork City Council in partnership with Cork Printmakers will have a lasting impact in the minds of young children in Cork and in the Arusha region of Tanzania. “Capture the Cosmos” was organised under the umbrella of the international Universe Awareness (UNAWE) programme, one of the IYA2009 cornerstone projects whose mission is to ‘broaden young children’s minds with the scale and beauty of the universe’.

Get full story at: http://www.unawe.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=470:press-release-young-irish-stargazers-bring-telescope-to-tanzanian-peers-&catid=170:ireland&Itemid=100

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