Except for jamming out to some #ClubTwitter tunes right now with @astroengine and @NewburyAS, there will be a “AstroTwitter” related Radio Broadcast tonight!
Starting in only a few hours (8PM EDT) Adrian West (@NewburyAS) and Myself (Elias, @ksastro) will be on Astronomy.FM Radio with Tavi Greiner (@TaviGreiner). The Topic is #Moonwatch, #GalileanNights, The upcoming “NASA TweetUp” and astronomical outreach in general. You can join us at by going to, http://astronomy.fm/, and if you sign up (or have) a AFM account you can join in on the chat and ask us questions! (But who wants to do that right? )
Though of course we understand some of you might not be able to make it tonight, or you might be reading this post a few thousand years in the future (by which our cockroach overloads have taken over). So Tavi and her partner Rob will be kind enough to record and post the interview on their amazing blog, “A Sky full of Stars“.
After our interview, yet another fantastic event takes place, the “MyMoon Webcasts”. In which Dr. Tony Colaprete, Principal Investigator of the LCROSS mission will present us with the latest results from the LCROSS impact of the Moon. To join in on the webcast, simply go to, http://nasa-nai.acrobat.com/colaprete and click join! The tweets about this webcast will have the #LCROSS tag included. (Webcast Starts at 8PM EDT)
Now if that is still not enough astro-goodness for you, or maybe you finally got home and have time to enjoy some. We still have the #Orionids Meteor Shower! If you have clear skies you can head outside and enjoy the view of the near winter constellations, while taking in a 50 meteors an hour ZHR rate!
Maybe now you have your astronomy fix for the night! Though since we are just starting to have fun, we are about to blow one of the biggest events “in your face” (Metaphorically speaking, we won’t really blow it in your face)
#GalileanNights starts Thursday (00:00UTC)! Meaning tweets from events all around the world will start coming in using the hashtag #GalileanNights! Even though MOST events don’t start until Friday and Saturday, there are going to be a bunch of LIVE Telecsope Streams, images of “early” star parties and of course some Live Blogging on the Cosmic Diary.
Be sure to join us for all of these events and more! Live coverage of each event will be though our Twitter Accounts @ksastro and @AstroTwtr while of course posting Periodic Updates here on the Blog.
All the best everyone! Hope to hear from you during one of the events.