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CARINA Star Party 2012

The CARINA Star Party will be held on 24th March, 2012, at the Tracking Station in Macqueripe, Chaguaramas.  

 

Join CARINA in one of Trinidad's most fascinating settings and reacquaint yourself with the beauty of the Caribbean sky. Bring your family and friends and spread out picnic-style with telescope, binoculars or just a simple constellation map.

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CARINA Star Party 2013

The CARINA Star Party will be held on 9th March, 2013, at the Tracking Station in Macqueripe, Chaguaramas.  

 

Join CARINA in one of Trinidad's most fascinating settings and reacquaint yourself with the beauty of the Caribbean sky. Bring your family and friends and spread out picnic-style with telescope, binoculars or just a simple constellation map.

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Public lecture on “Search for DNA based life on planets around other stars”

Physics Department in conjunction with CARINA (Caribbean Institute of Astronomy) presents a public lecture on “Search for DNA based life on planets around other stars” by Prof. Mauri Valtonen from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

 

He will describe how elementary life forms can travel from planet to planet, even between different planetary systems. A search has been made for potential sites of DNA based life, originating from the Earth, among stars. The likely targets for further study are two stars which most likely were born together with the Sun in the same star cluster about 5 billion years ago and which are still relatively close to us. The work has been carried out in collaboration with Aleksandr Myllari in Finland and his Russian colleagues.

 

 

Date: Thursday 19th January, 2012 at 5.30 pm in Lecture Room 2, Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies.  Further informationThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it edu

 
Space Station 3D at Imax
The Caribbean Institute of Astronomy in conjunction with Digicel Imax is hosting a special viewing of Space Station 3D for the astronomy community.

Space Station 3D is a fantastic must see documentary depicting the lives of astronauts in the International Space Station- all presented in glorious 3D.
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Star Party 2011 a Success

The Caribbean Institute of Astronomy would like to thank all those who attended, assisted and participated in Star Party 2011 for making the event such a success.

We had a record turnout this year, and despite the heavy cloud cover the feedback has been very positive.

We now look forward to continuing our viewing events for the remainder of 2011, and of course to the next Star Party.

For photos of DStar Party 2011, please see our photo gallery here.  

 
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