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Rare central Lunar eclipse, june 2011 Live webcast


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Free Live Lunar Eclipse Webcast from Bareket Observatory

2011 June 15th

(Article's Hebrew version - press here)

A free, live webcast from Bareket Observatory in Israel will feature the total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011.

This relatively rare central eclipse -- meaning the moon will pass through the center of Earth's shadow -- promises to be longer and darker than usual.  A similar eclipse will not occur until 2018.This should be one of the most spectacular lunar eclipses in the last years!

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This special webcast took place from 17.00 - 23.00 UTC (GMT) June 15 (20.00 - 02.00 Israel local time).

* Live eclipse page (you'll be automatically transfered to the live images, during the event):



Try your luck in real hands on Lunar-eclipse experiements!

Bareket Observatory's website will also feature a section on experiments and activities  related to the eclipse, giving viewers a chance to conduct their own science projects using the live lunar eclipse feed.

Educational institutions and individuals will be able to conduct real-time astronomy projects while interacting with others from around the world.


We invite you to send us your translations for the hands on activities related to the lunar eclipse experiements.

Use the upper-left flag on the observatoy's site in order to translate the materials to your language, and send us your final tweaks for posting on-line!

Participants are invited to share the results of their projects on the website of partner Astronomers Without Borders or via their Facebook account at the live event web page.

For more information visit:

* 'Astronomers without borders'  (AWB) website

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Lunar eclipse flash presentation (Hebrew

Lunar eclipse image gallery

- Watch video of a recent Bareket Observatory program on the 'NASA Deep Space webcast' 

- We are pleased to announce the launch of the Astro-Edu network, a free state-of-the-art astronomy education database for teachers, students and the general public.

Among the goals of AStro-Edu is increased communication and understanding within the population of the Middle East using astronomy as the catalyst. Astro-Edu net can be translated to more than 60 different languages using the integrated translation module (move your cursor over the flag in the upper left to translate the materials). 

Visit Astro-Edu at http://www.bareket-astro.com/astronet

- Explore the universe - Bareket’s educational Internet telescope

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Image from the Lunar eclipse 2011 live webcast Israel


Lunar eclipse provides a great opportunity to enjoy the event both from the visual as well as photographic sides.

The eclipse can be photographed from your home even with a simple camera, but to see more detail on the lunar surface its necessary to use a telescope .

The Bareket observatory will conduct a live broadcast of the event, providing every person connected to the Internet a chance to watch the Lunar eclipse in an  optimal and easy manners.

During the broadcast the images can be saved on your local PC.

At the end of the event one could use the saved images in order to conduct amazing (and simple) science works!

So you could witness interesting phenomenons, watch them and measure them.

This is a wonderful oppertunity for educational institutions or individual, interested in making cool real time astronomy projects, while bonding with other people from accross the world. The webcast is weather permitted.



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