What do you know...a little poetry going on here. This is my 100th post on the Half-Astrophysicist Blog and it happens to be about 100 Hours of Astronomy! 100 Hours of Astronomy is just that...100 Hours of continuous astronomy activities in person and online.
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is opening a special exhibit on Galileo which they will kick off with a live webcast on April 2nd. You can check out webcasts from a variety of science centers. Catch up on the latest happenings at observatories around the world (including Kitt Peak) with a series of webcasts called Around the World in 80 Telescopes.
Saturday is the 24 Hour Global Star Party which will take place at thousands of sites around the world (check your local listings for a site near you). Wrap up the weekend with Sunday, dedicated to the Sun.
In Racine, the Racine Astronomical Society is opening the Modine-Benstead Observatory Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 8-11pm. Saturn is well positioned for observing and the Moon will be at first quarter on Friday (near first quarter is a great time to view the Moon). They will be open Sunday for solar observing from 12:00pm-3:00pm. They have a nice facility and you can find directions on their web site (although they did not register their events on the 100 Hours of Astronomy website!) Oh, did I mention its free (donations are accepted but you won't be hasseled...you might miss the donation bin unless you are looking for it).
Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.