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Star Party 2009 | Largest IYA 2009 Project of Sri Lanka
It’s with great pleasure that we inform you that we have been able to come up with the largest IYA 2009 project of Sri Lanka; namely STAR PARTY 2009. In fact this is the 6th successive year that we are organizing Star Party as an astronomy project in South Asia region. Basically Star Party is a competition, where students from different parts of the island compete to win the the competition that is generally focused on following segments of astronomy.Star Party 2009
We embarked on the project in 2004, as the primordial observation competition is South Asia and since then we have been able to annually hold the event and has seen reputation as an Observation Competition and Astronomy Workshop over the years.
Star Party 2009 will take place at the premises of University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka from 6.00 pm (local time) (12:30 UTC/GMT or 08:30 EDT) onwards on 25th September 2009. The project will last for more than 12 hours and already 500+ participants confirmed for Star Party. The event is organized by the Anandian Astronomical Association, of Ananda College and Astronomical Society of Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy as an affiliated project.
In the year 2009, which is IYA as well, we have decided to give live feed of the event via streaming at Star Party 2009 Live . You may also find custom information and archives of past events at the official site at www.starparty2009.com . The live feed is especially aimed at education the global community about the event and enabling everyone to better understand the universe, suggesting the general theme “Universe is Yours to Discover”.