Happy International Year of Astronomy! And how's this for a celebration: A live 24-hour video Webcast called "Around the World in 80 Telescopes," a digital travel around (and off) the globe to find out what's happening at research observatories. The Webcast began last night and will continue through April 4th.
The Smithsonian's Center for Astrophysics will have three of its facilities featured. The Submillimeter Array (see video above) in Hawaii, the Magellan Telescopes, (tonight, 11:00 p.m. EDT) in Chile, and the MMT Observatory (tomorrow, 2:50 a.m. EDT) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.