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Great World Wide Star Count – October 9-23

Join thousands of other students, families, and citizen scientists 
counting stars in 2009 for the Great World Wide Star Count! This 
international event encourages everyone to go outside, look skywards 
after dark, count the stars they see in certain constellations, and report 
what they see online. This Windows to the Universe citizen science 
campaign is designed to encourage learning in astronomy. The Great 
World Wide Star Count will be held October 9 – 23, 2009!

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International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA)