IYA National Node
Be promoter of StarPeace idea in your astronomy societies and media. Download StarPeace factsheet and poster from Multimedia page of the website and put it in appropriate place there, of course with the permission of the person in charge. Although it may seem a small task but it will help to improve the idea of peace and science worldwide.
Use StarPeace trailers, clips and power points to introduce StarPeace to students, colleagues and other astronomers and astronomy societies. Talk about StarPeace visions in promoting peace and science with them and invite them to join StarPeace to reach to its goals.
Encourage your local amateur astronomy societies to participate in StarPeace project. Help them to hold StarPeace event successfully and give them ideas considering your country's geographical and cultural situations. For sure it would help StarPeace to be held successfully. To know more about StarPeace and how to organize a StarPeace event read the StarPeace precept in Multimedia page of the website.
If there is no astronomy club in your region or country StarPeace provides a good opportunity to gather enthusiast people and take the preliminary steps to found an amateur astronomy club with your guides. Such societies could help to promote science in your region. Maybe until the end of 2009 this society improves enough to hold a StarPeace event.
There is no need for expensive or complicated optics to star an astronomy society. A small amateur telescope or binocular could be your society's first optic, but it is still far away from holding a StarPeace event. To know exactly what you want to hold a StarPeace event check the StarPeace precept in Multimedia page. Improve your society and meanwhile get ready to organize a StarPeace event before the end of 2009.
The time of the StarPeace events is not determined from before. It depends on the holder societies situations, like weather conditions, etc. But there are some factors which we recommend to consider them:
1 - The quarter moon has a fascinating view by telescopes for public.
2 - The event could be about the same time as an interesting astronomical event such as moon and planetary conjunctions, occultation, solar and lunar eclipses and meteor showers.
3 - The event could be about the same time as an anniversary of an important astronomy or space event such as launch of the first artificial satellite anniversary, anniversary of the first man who walked on the Moon, birth day of famous scientists in history like Newton, Kepler, etc. and scientists or astronomers of a country like Professor Abdus Salam in Pakistan.
4 - The event could be about the same time as special national or international days such as national ceremonies.