Star Party 2009

Commenced in 2004, as the primordial observation competition is South Asia, STAR PARTY is a competition where students from different parts of Sri Lanka compete to win the competition that is focused on the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Rocketry. Since then it has been held annually and has seen reputation as an Observation Competition and Astronomy Workshop over the years.

STAR PARTY 2009 will be the largest IYA 2009 project of Sri Lanka, taking place at the premises of University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka from 6.00 pm (local time) (12:30 UTC/GMT or 08:30 EDT) onwards on 25th September 2009. The project will last for more than 12 hours and already 500+ participants confirmed for Star Party. The event is organized by the Anandian Astronomical Association, of Ananda College and Astronomical Society of Mahamaya Girls’ College, Kandy as an affiliated project.

This year they will provide a live feed of the event via You may also find custom information and archives of past events at the official site at The live feed is especially aimed at educating the global community about the event and enabling everyone to better understand the universe, following the IYA general theme “Universe is Yours to Discover”.

Content and Image: Prasanna Deshapriya