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July 14, 2009

Burbank Sidewalk Astronomers

The Sidewalk Astronomers are a public service amateur astronomy association. All Sidewalk Astronomers events are for the public. They take telescopes to the public--on street corners, public parks, in front of bookstores--wherever there are crowds of people.

2009 is also the International Year of Astronomy. Their mission:
The vision of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 is to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. All humans should realize the impact of astronomy and basic sciences on our daily lives, and understand better how scientific knowledge can contribute to a more equitable and peaceful society.
Find out about telescope making, astronomic photography, and upcoming events on the Burbank chapter's website, or follow this link to their calendar page.

Are you an amateur astronomer? How do you observe the heavens? Leave a comment on the blog with your tips and favorite spots.

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