ARE YOU in AFRICA? Become a member of the Africa Stargazers education project of The National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. We’re preparing to open a new exhibition, African Cosmos in June 2012, and I ‘m creating a photo-sharing site for the exhibit - are there any photos of the African Night Sky you would like to share? The African Cosmos exhibit will emphasize that astronomy is a human, therefore, global endeavor, and will place Africa as a vital part of a broader global discourse on the artistic, cultural and scientific dimensions of celestial observation. Key components: Moon, Stars, Sun, and celestial phenomena – lightening, rainbows, eclipses. Let us know the time and largest city near you so we can track them. Post on our Facebook page at: Africa Stargazers Maybe you can organize a flash mob of people to snap photos at the same time, different locations and all send them too? Take a picture of the night sky in the next few days, and post it to our group and let’s see where we can go!
Please post your photos at this Flickr site
From: Deborah Stokes StokesD@si.edu
Date: August 21, 2011