TWAN: The World at Night

Tafreshi, Babak A. (2011) TWAN: The World at Night. In: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260, 2009. International Astronomical Union, pp. 354-357.


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The World at Night (TWAN) is a global program to produce, collect, and present stunning photographs and time-lapse videos of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites against the night-time backdrop of stars, planets, and celestial events. TWAN is a bridge between art, science and humanity to bring the message of peace, concealed in the sky. Organised by “Astronomers Without Borders”, the project consist of world’s best night sky photographers in over countries and coordinators, regional event organisers, and consultants. TWAN was also designated as a Special Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. While the project’s global exhibitions and educational events peaked during IYA2009, TWAN is planned for long term in several phases and will continue to create and exhibit images in the next years.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2017 21:35
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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