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Monday, 10 August 2009

Stargazing in aid of Fire Victims

Wednesday night (August 12th) should be the best night of the year to see shooting stars. Shooting stars happen when the Earth passes through a cloud of dust left behind by a comet's tail. To celebrate, the amateur astronomers on La Palma and Astrotour are holding two star parties.

You'll be able to observe the sun through a telescope (safely!) in Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Plaza España from 11 am to 1 pm.

And from 8 pm - 11pm there'll be nocturnal telescopes in the basketball court at La Polvacera in Breña Baja. And the residents' association will provide drinks.

In both cases, the Red Cross will be collecting for the people who lost their homes in the forest fire.

So you get astronomy and warm fuzzy feelings in one go.

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