The final event of the International Year of Astronomy begins this evening, October 23 and lasts until Sunday. Called Galilean Nights, it is meant to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s discoveries. If you have an active amateur astronomy club in your area you will probably find then hosting a public “star party” focussing on Galileo’s two favorite targets: the Moon and Jupiter.
If you have Distant Suns on our iPhone/iPod touch, remember to take that with you and show it around. And prepare to watch jaws drop.
For further information about Galilean Nights and any events in your area check out http://www.galileannights.org/index.html.
Keep looking up!