LightBuckets Announces 100 Hours of Remote Astronomy Participation

March 29, 2009

Leading online telescope provider partners with International Year of Astronomy’s 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project to bring the event to the worldwide web.

RODEO, N.M./>, March 29/> /PRNewswire/ — LightBuckets today announced their participation in the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project as part of the International Year of Astronomy activities. Under the billing of “100 Hours of Remote Astronomy”, LightBuckets will be offering 30 minutes of free observatory time to anyone who requests a Test Drive on their research-grade 24″ Ritchey-Chretien telescope located in Rodeo, NM/> and their 14.5″ Ritchey-Chretien located in Pingelly, Australia/>.

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“We are thrilled to be able to participate in this global event that will bring astronomy to the masses,” said Steve Cullen/>, President and CEO of LightBuckets. “As the leading provider of online telescopes, we are honored to fulfill the online astronomy component of the 100 Hours of Astronomy activities.”

Taking place between April 2nd and April 5th, 2009/>, this worldwide event will feature a wide range of public outreach activities, live science center, research observatory webcasts, sidewalk astronomy events, and access to online telescopes at LightBuckets.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of this free telescope Test Drive offer should go to http://www.lightbuckets.com and click on the link in the 100 Hours of Astronomy graphic at the top of the page. For more information on the International Year of Astronomy visit http://www.astronomy2009.org and for information on the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project visit http://www.100hoursofastronomy.org.

For additional information on LightBuckets and the LightBuckets Telescope Network, contact Steve Cullen/> or visit www.lightbuckets.com. LightBuckets is online and available now. The cost for telescope time at LightBuckets ranges from $50 to $100/> per hour depending on the telescope’s aperture, camera, and location.

About LightBuckets

LightBuckets was founded by software industry veteran Steve Cullen/>. His mission with LightBuckets is to make it simple and affordable to access world-class telescopes by anyone interested in astronomy from hobbyists to astrophotographers to university students and researchers. LightBuckets is a privately held company headquartered in the quiet southwestern town of Rodeo, New Mexico/>.

LightBuckets and the LightBuckets Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Light Buckets, LLC or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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