We will award a prize for the individual, club or school that sends us the best report and pictures of an IYA event!
The prize is a Celestron NexStar 80 SLT telescope, an 80mm refractor on a completely computerized mount. The editors will select the winner from all the reports submitted by December 31, 2009. See below for submission guidelines.
About the Celestron NexStar 80 SLT
- High quality 80 mm refractor
- Fully computerized Altazimuth mount
- StarPointer finderscope to help with alignment and accurately locating objects
- Sturdy stainless steel tripod and accessory tray included
- Good for terrestial and celestial observing
- Includes CD ROM "The Sky" Astronomy Software which provides education about the sky and printable sky maps
For a complete list of features and specifications, please visit the Celestron website.
SkyNews will feature a selection of submissions of IYA stories and photos HERE. Check back for frequent updates.