In India Manoj Pai and two other astronomers in Ahmedabad put up one telescope with a pair of binoculars for a group of 30 interested visitors.
Manoj Pai told: “Not all of the visitors were actually aware that groups in other countries were also observing the same object. They got excited when we told them about it. The interesting thing that some of them had asked was whether the moon looked the same way as it did to all of you. To others it was like people from different countries playing the same game in an international competition like Olympics.”
StarPeace team from Iran called Manoj Pai too; but it was a little late and the program was over. Even though, they shared the peace message: “The moon was looking down at us over here. It was looking down the same way at you too.”
Narendra Sagar Gor in Bhuj, a city near Pakistan and India border held a star party for their group members; they observed the Moon and Saturn and discussed about peace promotion and astronomy.