A planet-watching event will be held on the Independent University, Bangladesh
A planet-watching event will be held on the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) rooftop on March 9, from 5 to 9 pm. During the event, attendants can look at the moon and planets through telescopes and also connect their smartphones to the telescopes and take pictures of nebulae and galaxies.
As per a press release, this will be the first program of Dürbin, an observational group that travels around the country to conduct astrophotography of planets, nebula, stars, galaxies and other astronomical objects. After the event, the group will share images and stories with attendants to raise awareness about the universe. The group also plans on training volunteers across Bangladesh on using telescopes and organising more local programs in the future. Dürbin is a joint outreach program between IUB and Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Canada.
The inauguration of the March 9 event will be presided by Muhammad Zafar Iqbal. Astrophysicist Lamiya Ashraf Mowla, a member of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team, will be giving a speech at the event as well.
The event will be open for all ages, including students and children, and free to enter for everyone. The event will commence at IUB auditorium.