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La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

2014 Sep 26 - Oct 3

TWAN international workshop on night sky photography, and advanced time-lapse imaging and processing by Babak Tafreshi & Christoph Malin in collaboration with Astro LaPlama, on the island of La Palma, a night sky preserved paradise in the Canaries.

Hamburg, Germany

July 2014

The World at Night major exhibition and opening talks in the Hamburg Planetarium.

La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

2014 May 20 - 27

TWAN international workshop on night sky photography, and advanced time-lapse imaging and processing by Babak Tafreshi, Christoph Malin, and Gunther Wegner in collaboration with Astro LaPlama, on the island of La Palma, a night sky preserved paradise in the Canaries.

Azores - Portugal

2014 April 30 - May 4

Night sky workshop by Babak Tafreshi and Miguel Claro for amateur astronomers and photographers in the Portugal Azores Archipelago, Atlantic Ocean.

Hamburg, Germany

2014 April 4

TWAN large screen presentation by Gernot Meiser in the Hamburg Planetarium, accompanied with a small exhibition of TWAN images.

Atacama - Chile

2014 March24 - April8

In collaboration with the European Southern Observatory (ESO), TWAN photographers Christoph Malin and Babak Tafreshi join the ESO Ultra HD Expedition to observatory sites in the Atacama Desert and high altitude Altiplano of Chile.

Himalaya, India

2014 March 21-23

Astrophotography Workshop and photo trip in the Himalayas, northern India, by TWAN photographer Ajay Talwar.

Zanjan - Iran

2014 Feb. 26 - 28

TWAN annual workshop in Iran is a prominent educational astrophotography program in the Middle East. The event invites TWAN lecturers from around the world. It also includes an exhibition that last for a longer period after the workshop.

La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

2013 Sep. 25 - Oct. 1

TWAN advanced workshop on night sky photography, time-lapse imaging and processing by Babak Tafreshi & Christoph Malin in collaboration with Astro LaPlama, on the island of La Palma, a night sky preserved paradise in the Canaries.

Paris, France

2013 September 20

The World at Night presentation by Babak Tafreshi for Iranian intellectuals weekly meeting (Cafe Litt) at Paris.

Volos, Greece

2013 July 28 - Aug. 5

The World at Night presentation and workshop by Babak Tafreshi for science educators at the Go-Lab Summer School and Discover the Cosmos conference (Global Hands on Universe 2013 conference).

Riverside, California

2013 June 25

The World at Night presentation by Babak Tafreshi at the Physics Department of UCR (University of California, Riverside).

Mountain View, California

2013 June 21-23

The World at Night presentation by Babak Tafreshi during the Google Science Foo Camp at the Google Headquarters near San Fransisco, California.

Tokyo, Japan

2013 June 7 - 24

The first TWAN exhibition in Japan is hosted by the well-known Konica Minolta Plaza art gallery in Tokyo. Over 30 large printed image will be displayed selected from TWAN Japanese edition book.

Seoul, Korea

2013 April 22-May 4

"Beautiful Starry Nights" is the title of TWAN 2013 exhibition in Seoul. Open to public its hosted by Yonsei university, a private leading research university in the country, and organized by Jo Kyong-Chol Memorial Association.

Suffern, New York, USA

2013 April 20-21

Exhibition during the Northeast Astronomy Forum, one of world's largest annual astronomy and telescope fairs.

Linz, Austria

2013 March 1-3

TWAN workshop on capturing the natural colors of night sky during the 2012 Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference (CEDIC), presented by Babak Tafreshi. The conference special guest speaker is world-known astronomy imaging scientist and TWAN member David Malin.

Doha, Qatar

2013 February 10-13

The World at Night exhibit during the first Doha International Astronomy Conference in the Qatar National Convention Centre. The Exhibition will remain in Qatar for a traveling TWAN exhibit.

Alqueva, Portugal

2012 December 20-31

Exhibition of TWAN-style photos from starryscapes of Portugal to the world at night by Babak Tafreshi (TWAN director) and Miguel Claro (miguelclaro.com) at the historic castle of Monsaraz at part of the dark sky astrotourism program in Alqueva region (www.turismoalqueva.pt/dark-sky).

Cascais, Portugal

2012 December 15-16

TWAN presentation and astrophotography workshop, presented by Babak Tafreshi and Miguel Claro in Cascais near Lisbon, organized by NUCLIO astronomy outreach organization and the municipality of Cascais.

ESTEC, Netherlands

2012 November 23

The World at Night presentation at the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) in Netherlands, presented by TWAN director Babak Tafreshi and organized in collaboration with Leiden University.

Tucson, Arizona, USA

2012 November 11

Two public presentations on The World at Night and Starry Skies of America by TWAN members Wally Pacholka and Babak Tafreshi at the first Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo (ASAE).

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

2012 October 24

A public presentation on The World at Night at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technolog) presented by TWAN director Babak Tafreshi and organized by the Persian student association at MIT and Iranian Association of Boston (IAB).

Zanjan, Iran

2012 September 5 - 7

TWAN annual workshop and exhibition in Iran is a prominent educational astrophotography program in the Middle East. The event invites TWAN lecturers from around the world. It also includes an exhibition that last for a longer period after the workshop.

Lewiston, Maine, USA

2012 October 15-22

Organized by the Bates College Museum of Art as part of the "The Fine Art of Astrophotography" exhibition. Events include astrophotography workshop and a public talk on The World at Night in the museum, both presented by TWAN director Babak Tafreshi.

Beijing, China

2012 August 29

Presentations of TWAN during the 28th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, the world's largest and most important gathering of astronomers, every 3 years.

Albrechtsberg/Pielach, Austria

2012 August 10-12

Astrophotography workshop by TWAN director Babak Tafreshi during the educational program Castle-Colloquies IV of Der Orion in Albrechtsberg castle. Also invited is Dr. Jerry Bonnell (Editor of NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day).

Djerba, Tunisia

2012 July 12 -14

Sky photography workshop by TWAN director Babak Tafreshi for Tunisian Association of Youth and science in the summer camp, Djerba Island, Tunisia.

Százhalombatta, Hungary

2012 June 4 - August 31

The World at Night traveling exhibition in Hungary arrives at the beautiful venue of Matrica Museum.

Innsbruck, Austria

2012 June 25

Presenting Innsbruck at night, a film made by TWAN member Christoph Malin. Organized by the city's tourism board (in Metropol cinema) lectures include importance of dark skies, TWAN (by Babak Tafreshi), and sky in motion (timelapse videos Bernd Proschold)

Perth, Australia

2012 March 31

The World at Night digital exhibition on over 20 large HD screens during the Western Australia's biggest annual astronomy festival, Astrofest 2012.

Atacama - Chile

2011 Oct. 23 - Nov. 5

In collaboration with the European Southern Observatory (ESO), TWAN photographers Christoph Malin and Babak Tafreshi join the ESO Ultra HD Expedition to observatory sites in the Atacama Desert and high altitude Altiplano of Chile.

Linz, Austria

2011 October 6 - December 31

The first TWAN digital exhibit, hosted by Ars Electronic Center, with Digital screens, auditorium, and the 16X18m unique display of DeepSpace hall. Prof. David Malin, TWAN director Babak Tafreshi and several TWAN members presents at the opening.

Veszprem, Hungary

Opening on 2011 September 23

Exhibition and opening presentations by TWAN director Babak Tafreshi and Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN member in Hungary) in the main hall of University of Pannonia. The opening event is on the occasion of Researcher's Night.

Lund, Sweden

2011 September 17 - October 30

Traveling TWAN exhibition in Sweden arrives at Lund. The exhibit is hosted by Lund Astronomy House and organized by the Lund Institute for Astronomy (the University of Lund). TWAN-Sweden photographer and coordinator P-M Heden lectures at the opening.

Pasadena, California, USA

2011 September 16 - October 2

Exhibition and presentation at the annual Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show (PATS), hosted by the Pasadena Convention Center. The exhibit is on display at 3 weekends (only Friday - Sunday) September 16 - October 2, between 12:00 and 17:00.

Szentes, Hungary

2011 June 9 - July 2

TWAN exhibition and presentation by Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN member in Hungary) in the city of Szentes in the Koszta Jozsef Museum.

Zanjan, Iran

2011 March 2 - 4

A major TWAN workshop at national-level with lecturers from several countries, public large screen show with live music performance, and a large TWAN exhibition that will be publicly displayed for several weeks.

Szeged, Hungary

2011 February 4 - March 31

TWAN presentation and exhibition in the city of Szeged. The venue is the famous Black House Museum in the main square of the oldtown.

Stockholm, Sweden

2010 October 17 - 2011 January 30

TWAN exhibition in the Observatory Museum in Stockholm, as one of the traveling exhibitions in Sweden, supported by the Swedish Astronomical Society and coordinated by P-M Heden.

Szekesfehervar, Hungary

2010 November 5 - December 31

Exhibition and presentation in the Culture Center of Szekesfehervar city, Hungary. TWAN photographer Tamas Ladanyi holds a sky photography workshop during the event.

Pecs, Hungary

2010 September 23 - October 15

Exhibition and TWAN presentation in the city of Pécs; European Capital of Culture in the year 2010. TWAN exhibition was invited by the University of Pécs, Faculty of Sciences Institute of Geography and Physics.

Pasadena, USA

2010 September 18 - 19

Exhibition and presentation at the annual Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show (PATS), hosted by the Pasadena Convention Center. The exhibit is on display at few other occasions during October 2010 in the Paseo Colorado Shopping Center.

Shiraz, Iran

September 2010

2-day astrophotography workshop in the southern Iran city of Shiraz on September 15-16, 2010. During July to September 2010 TWAN traveling exhibition was hosted by venues in Shiraz and several other locations in Fars province of Iran.

Lisbon, Portugal

2010 September 6 - 10

Exhibition and a presentation at the Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM 2010) in the University of Lisbon. The annual meeting is the most important academic astronomy event in Europe.

Lake Balaton, Hungary

2010 July 2 - 31

Exhibition in the tourism area of Lake Balaton, Hungary. TWAN exhibition is invited by Community House of the Reformed Church in Csopak.

ALCON 2010, Tucson, Arizona, USA

25 - 27 June 2010

TWAN exhibition of about 50 photos and presentation by TWAN photographer Wally Pacholka during the annual convention of the Astronomical League (ALCON) at the Tucson Hilton East hotel at 7600 East Broadway, Tucson (Tel: 1-520-721-5600).

Neyshabur, Iran

May 2010

TWAN Exhibition hosts by Neushabur (Nishapur) Astronomical Society in connection with memorial birthday of the old Persian astronomer, mathematician and poet Omar Khayyam.

Carlsbad, USA

2010 May 1- 31

TWAN exhibition in the Senior Center of Carlsbad, southern California, USA.

Tehran, Iran

2010 April 24 - 29

Hosted by Hosseini-ye Ershad public library in Tehran, TWAN exhibition and daily lectures on various popular astronomy subjects comes together with From the Earth to The Universe (FETTU) exhibition. This is the first TWAN event in the capital Tehran.

Baja, Hungary

2010 April 21 - 29

Exhibition and TWAN presentation at the Eötvös József College in the city of Baja, Hungary.

Zanjan - Iran

March 2010

TWAN workshop (March 3-5), public large screen show with live music performance, and the first major exhibition in the Middle East (light boxes and large mounted prints) in collaboration with Zanjan Art Center and Astronomical Society of Iran.

Sistan & Baluchestan, Iran

February - December 2010

Exhibition and presentations in Sistan & Baluchestan, the southeastern province of Iran. Organized by Mehbang astronomy association and supported by the province governor general office, the exhibition opens in Zahedan, and travels across the province.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2010 January 8 - 27

Exhibition in the University of British Columbia, at the gallery in K. Barber Learning Centre, the UBC library. The event accompanies by several astronomy presentations organized by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - The Vancouver Centre.

Uppsala, Sweden

2009 November 27 - 2010 January 31

The first major exhibition in Scandinavia as one of the traveling exhibitions in Sweden, supported by the Swedish Astronomical Society and coordinated by P-M Heden. The program will be in a delicate museum of various astronomical heritage.

Coex Street, Seoul, South Korea

2009 December 21 - 2010 January 3

The last of the traveling TWAN-IYA2009 exhibition in Korea, organized by Korea IYA committee, is displayed in the most busy street in Korea, located in Seoul.

Nepal

2009 November 15 - 27

In collaboration with Nepal Astronomical Society, a TWAN workshop in Kathmandu, starparty in Bhaktapur, and TWAN mission in the Everest/Himalaya region. Read more.

Vallentuna, Sweden

2009 November 11 - 19

TWAN traveling exhibition in Sweden, supported by the Swedish Astronomical Society and coordinated by P-M Heden, the Swedish member of TWAN.

Watertown, South Dakota, USA

2009 October 25 - November 8

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Watertown Mall, 1300 9th Ave., S. E., Watertown, South Dakota 57201

Borrego Springs, California, USA

2009 Oct. 16 to Nov. 8

Exhibition and lectures in Borrego Springs, USA, by Borrego Art Institute. The event joins the Borrego Days Festival with this year theme of "Starry, Starry Nights" to celebrate Borrego Springs as the first International Dark-Sky Community in California.

Budapest, Hungary

2009 October 16 - 31

TWAN exhibition, educational lectures and large screen show in Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, in collaboration with IYA2009 national committee of Hungary. The exhibition continues as a traveling event in Hungary.

Gwangju, Korea

2009 October 9 - November 5

Exhibition in Kimdaejung Convention Center of Gwangju, South Korea, for the World Photonics Expo 2009, and as part of the traveling TWAN-IYA2009 exhibition in Korea.

Ulsan, Korea

2009 September 12 - 27

Exhibition for the Ulsan International Photography Festival in the Ulsan Namgu Culture Center as part of the traveling TWAN-IYA2009 exhibition in Korea.

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2009 October 3 - 18

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Tri-County Mall, 11700 Princeton Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Huntersville, North Carolina, USA

2009 October 3 - 18

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Birkdale Village Shopping Center, 8712 Lindholm Dr., #206, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078

Miami, Florida, USA

2009 October 3 - 18

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. The Shops at Midtown Miami 3401 N. Miami Ave., #132, Miami, Florida 33127

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2009 October 3 - 18

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Christown Spectrum Mall, 1703 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85015

North Olmsted, Ohio, USA

2009 October 3 - 18

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Great Northern Plaza, 25859-26437 Great Northern Shopping Center Drive, North Olmsted, OH 44070

Tiffin, Ohio, USA

2009 September 12 - 27

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Tiffin Mall, 870 W. Market Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Martinsville, Virginia, USA

2009 September 12 - 27

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Liberty Fair Mall, 240 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, Virginia 24112

Brainerd, Minnesota, USA

2009 September 12 - 27

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Westgate Mall, 14136 Baxter Drive, Brainerd, Minnesota 56425

San Antonio, Texas, USA

2009 September 12 - 27

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Village at Stone Oak Shopping Center, 22610 US Hwy 281 N., #211, San Antonio, Texas 78258

Pasadena - California, USA

2009 September 12 - 27

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Paseo Colorado Shopping Center, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91101

Leawood, Kansas, USA

2009 September 12 - 27

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Town Center Plaza, 5000 W. 119th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Houghton, Michigan, USA

2009 August 22 - September 6

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Copper Country Mall, 47420 N Hwy M26, Houghton, Michigan 49931

Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA

2009 August 22 - September 6

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. The Waterfront Shopping Center, 149 W. Bridge Street, Homestead, Pennsylvania 15120

Bemidji, Minnesota, USA

2009 August 22 - September 6

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Paul Bunyan Mall, 1401 Paul Bunyan Dr. NW, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA

2009 August 22 - September 6

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Times Square Mall, 42nd and Broadway, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864

Long Beach, California, USA

2009 August 22 - September 6

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, 95 South Pine Ave., Long Beach, California 90802

Denver, Colorado, USA

2009 August 22 - September 6

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Tamarac Square Shopping Center, 7777 E. Hampden Rd., #221, Denver, Colorado 80231

Daegu, Korea

2009 August 17 - 23

Exhibition in the Daegu Citizen Center as part of the traveling TWAN-IYA2009 exhibition in Korea.

Ottumwa, Iowa, USA

2009 August 1 - 16

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Quincy Place Mall, 1110 Quincy Ave., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Berlin, Vermont, USA

2009 August 1 - 16

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Rd., #28, Berlin, Vermont 05602

Dickinson, North Dakota, USA

2009 August 1 - 16

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Prairie Hills Mall, 1681 3rd Ave. West, Dickinson, North Dakota, 58601

Deer Park, Illinois, USA

2009 August 1 - 16

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Rd., #133, Deer Park, Illinois 60010

Buena Park, California, USA

2009 August 1 - 16

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Buena Park Downtown Shopping Center, 8308 On The Mall, Buena Park, California, 90620

Littleton, Colorado, USA

2009 August 1 - 16

TWAN exhibition, organized by Developers Diversified Realty, to promote the International Year of Astronomy in selected US shopping centers. Aspen Grove Shopping Center, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., #550, Littleton, Colorado 80120

Busan, Korea

2009 July 21 - August 16

Exhibition in the Busan City Hall and Suyoung subway station as part of the traveling TWAN-IYA2009 exhibition in Korea.

Incheon, Korea

2009 July 18 - 19

TWAN Exhibition displayed in the Kyeonggi Art Hall of Incheon in South Korea, for the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

Bangkok, Thailand

2009 June 12 - 25

Exhibition and astrophotography workshop (13-14 June 2009) in collaboration with IYA2009-Thailand and National Science Museum. The exhibition opens on June 12th with a TWAN show at the museum.

Algiers, Algeria

June 2009

TWAN night sky photography workshop (4-7 July 2009) and major exhibition in Palais de la Culture (the palace of culture) of Algiers in collaboration with Algiers Observatory (CRAAG).

Aiello del Friuli, Italy

May 2009

Exhibition of TWAN images that also coincides the fascinating annual sundial festival of Aiello, this year on May 31.

Remanzacco, Udine, Italy

2009 May 4 - 9

TWAN Exhibition in the municipality palace of Remanzacco; about 7 km from Udine, the largest city of Friuli region, northeast Italy. The exhibition is organized by Associazione Friulana di Astronomia e Meteorologia (AFAM).

Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil

April - May 2009

Exhibition, workshop and TWAN large screen show with a live orchestra performance during the second Astronomy and Astronautic International Meeting in Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil (2009 April 17-20).

Hong Kong

April - December 2009

TWAN traveling exhibition in various schools, shopping malls and public areas in Hong Kong, organized by the IYA2009 Hong Kong League.

Oslo, Norway

April - June 2009

TWAN images accompany IYA2009 special outdoor exhibition in front of the Oslo City Hall. The exhibition is organized by IYA2009 national committee of Norway.

Perth - Australia

April-May 2009

Exhibition of TWAN images in Horizon Planetarium of Scitech, the main science museum of Perth, Western Australia.

Antofagasta, Chile

April 2009

A traveling TWAN Exhibition in Chile which starts in Antofagasta, on April 2 to coincides 100 hours of Astronomy program. The exhibition is organized by European Southern Observatory (ESO) - Chile.

South Africa

April to December 2009

TWAN traveling exhibition of over 40 images in various public and educational centers of South Africa, organized by the country's national node for International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Chivasso, Italy

2009 April 4 to September 6

Major TWAN exhibition for 6 months during IYA2009 in Clizia Museum - palace of Luigi Einaudi in Chivasso, 20 km northeast of Turin.

Daejeon, Korea

2009 April 1 to 26

Exhibition in National Science Museum at the city of Daejeon as the second venue for the traveling TWAN-IYA2009 exhibition in Korea.

Stuttgart, Germany

2009 March 31 - May 17

Exhibition and large screen show at the well-known planetarium of Stuttgart. Special presentation by TWAN-Germany coordinator Gernot Meiser on April 3.

Mississippi, USA

2009 March 31 - April 30

TWAN exhibition in the public library of the University of Mississippi. The exhibition opens with a special presentation by a TWAN-USA member, Wally Pacholka.

Cologne, Germany

2009 March 26 to April 14

Exhibition in Globetrotter in cologne, one of the European largest camping and trekking stores. It includes cosmic motion video shows by Bernd Proschold starting on March 27 (with the exhibition opening) and presentation by Gernot Meiser on March 26

Turin, Italy

2009 March 20 - 26

Major exhibition and large screen shows in Mirafiori Gallery, Turin, with the opening event on the beginning of Spring at 2009 March 20. The exhibition continues in another venue near Turin.

Seoul, Korea

2009 March 1 - 22

The first TWAN exhibition in East Asia in CheongGye Gallery in central Seoul.

Berlin, Germany

2009 January 20 / February 2009

Large screen presentation and live music show for the International Year of Astronomy opening ceremony in Germany, at the Museum for Posts and Telecommunications in Berlin. An exhibition of TWAN images hold in the same venue during February 2009.

Paris, France

2009 January 15 - 25

Exhibition, large screen show, and presentations in the UNESCO headquarters during the official opening of International Year of Astronomy 2009 and IAU symposium 260 on "The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture".

Constantine, Algeria

November 2008

Small exhibition and educational presentation during the Algerian annual fair for popular astronomy (SALON 2008).

Delhi, India

October 2008

Night sky photography workshop and an exhibition in India mark the beginning of TWAN's major worldwide events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 and beyond.

Schwenningen, Germany

2008 September 14

A small exhibition in the third International Astronomy Fair (AME 2008) in Germany was the starting point for TWAN events in Europe.