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On July 7 (Tue.), we will hold the "World Astronomical Year National Simultaneous Tanabata Lecture

World Astronomical Year 2009

This year is the World Astronomical Year and the year of the total solar eclipse, so many astronomical events are being planned all over the world.

As a part of this worldwide excitement, the "World Astronomy Year Tanabata Lectures" will be held at about 100 universities and science museums around July 7, the Star Festival.

The Official Site of the National Tanabata Lecture Series for the International Year of Astronomy

Sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Japan and co-sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Astronomy Education.It consists of an eight-member executive committee, with Dr. Kazunari Shibata, Director of Hanayama Observatory, Kyoto University, as the chairperson, and Professor Kazushi Sakka of Kyoto Institute of Information as one of the executive committee members.Dr. Shibata is scheduled to give a talk at the KCG Astronomy Workshop on October 4 (Sun).

As a private school founded by a group of astronomers, Kyoto Computer Gakuin, a member of our university group, agrees with this project and will hold the "World Astronomy Year National Tanabata Lecture Meeting" at Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Station School on July 7 (Tuesday).

The general public is welcome to attend.Please feel free to come and join us.

<Date & Time
Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae School New Building
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While enjoying planetarium software, planetary motion simulations, and solar eclipse rendering software, students will view the faraway universe through a personal computer.
Kazushi Sakka, Professor, Kyoto Institute of Information Graduate University
< Target
Middle school students and above
<Participation fee
500 yen (Materials and other information will be provided.)Please pay at the reception desk on the day.)
* Free for those who attended the The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Admissions Briefing, Kyoto Computer Gakuin Open Campus, Career Consultation, and Guidance.
* The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics and Kyoto Computer Gakuin students are free of charge.Please present your student ID card.