No Night without a Telescope program

Only a few more days to check out the No Night without a Telescope program at area universities. Among those participating in the program are Haverford College, Drexel University, Swarthmore College, Villanova University, Widener University, West Chester University, University of Pennsylvania and The Franklin Institute. Not all of these institutions still have available nights so be sure to check haverford.edu/iya2009/ for dates and times. In the night sky this week keep watch for Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. If your using a telescope to view these planets you might be interested in the worlds biggest telescope. Recently astronomers linked telescopes, a technique to simulate an even larger instrument. All of their signals are blended together into one signal and simulates a telescope that is as big as the diameter of the earth.Listen:[audio: st20091123.mp3]

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