University Of Malta
Junior College Physics Department
Stargazer Astronomy Group (SAG)
Observing the Night Sky
As part of the International Year of Astronomy, the Junior College Physics Department Stargazer Astronomy Group (SAG) held the second astronomy activity for this year on 15th April 2009. The aim of the activity was to kindle the love for astronomy by observing the wonders of the night sky.
Following a stormy period, the day chosen for the activity brought with it fine weather, ideal for observing the night sky. Participants, included Junior College students and members of staff as well as members of the public assembled at Dingli Cliffs near the chapel at around 8.30
Participants, armed with binoculars and sky map, were ableto identify major constellations such as Leo, Ursa Minor, Ursa Major, Cassiopea and others. They were also able to view nebulae and Saturn with its rings using the telescopes telescopes. The activity ended about midnight.
The coordinators of these activities, Mr. Howard Zammit and Mr. Paul Xuereb are already planning other activities in the near future. For more information send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org