As I complete yet another orbit, I'd like to make a birthday wish - something that my friends around the world could help to make it happen!
This year will be the last opportunity in our lifetime to see a Venus Transit. What's a better way to celebrate it than going all the way to Timor-Leste, a country that only recently became fully independent, and organise several educational activities on the occasion of this rare astronomical event.
Above will become a reality thanks to Universe Awareness (UNAWE). A team of UNAWE Student Ambassadors will travel to Timor-Leste for Venus Transit to inspire the children with astronomy, and make them believe that they can be the scientists of the future!
This is where you can help!
UNAWE is looking for financial support to purchase Safe Solar Goggles, Earthballs, Planispheres, Galileoscopes, Solarscopes, and Telescopes which will be used in educational activities in Timor-Leste. Donations can be made little as from few solar goggles to couple of Galileoscopes.
Make it happen!
Please consider making a donation and forwarding my "Birthday Wish" to your friends as well. To make a donation and more info: Astronomy in Timor-Leste: Celebrating the Transit of Venus 2012