Bareket Observatory Webcast

On August 29, 2009, the Bareket Observatory, located in Israel, conducted a special, live deep space astronomical webcast of celestial objects as one of the observatory’s International Year of Astronomy 2009 projects. 

Using an Internet controlled computerized mount with a Celestron C-14 OTA, views of the Moon, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters,  binary stars, planets and asteroids were captured in real-time with a CCD camera and detailed explanations of the celestial objects viewed were conducted by astronomer Mark Hammergren, Ph. D. from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

Listeners of the webcast from around the world were able to submit questions to “Ask the astronomer” and have their questions answered live on the webcast.  As an added bonus, viewers were able to “listen in” on celestial objects translated into music.