On Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 10 am, on Facebook Fan page Astronomski centar Rijeka begins 100 minutes of Astronomy, project that will connect astronomy enthusiasts all over Croatia.
For 100 minutes, on the public post on the mentioned Fan Page, more than 5000 followers and the ones that will join them, will have the opportunity to ask whatever interests them about astronomy. The reply will arrive from the members of Academic Astronomical Society in Rijeka and employees of Rijeka sport Ltd., company managing Astronomical Centre Rijeka.
Except asking questions, the participants that are active on social media are encouraged to use the hashtags #100HoursOfAstronomy and #IAU100. Any time this hashtag is used will automatically enter the user for a prize of one of two telescopes.
Astronomical Centre Rijeka joins celebrating 100 years of astronomical discoveries. Also this event is the first one that will celebrate tenth anniversary of Astronomical Centre Rijeka.
About the event 100 hours of astronomy
One of the biggest events to take place during the 2009 International Year of Astronomy was the 100 Hours of Astronomy. In January of 2019, a new 100 Hours of Astronomy event will be taking place as part of the IAU 100 celebrations. This is a 100-hour, round-the-clock, round-the-globe celebration composed of a broad range of activities aimed at involving the public. The event will take place over four days and nights, from 10-13 January. During this period, hundreds of local events are being planned by science facilities and astronomy enthusiasts around the world, including telescope observing sessions, exhibitions, special shows and more.
(Published: January 8, 2019)