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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chess contest for those interested in astronomy

GM John Nunn: The space advantage

Hi Everyone,

Chess and Astronomy go together! We discovered how.

First, let us tell you about Global Rent-a-Scope (GRAS) which is a global network of remotely operated telescope systems. Subscribers connect to any of the available worldwide locations and take their own images. This publicly accessible time rental service is available through any Internet connection, including dial-up. The initial startup service began operations in 2001.

On August 8th at 1 pm CDT (18:00 UTC – check the time for your location here) you can join Dr Marleen Bryan for a unique interview with Dr Christian Sasse, a GRAS affiliate, and Dr John Nunn, chess grandmaster and amateur astronomer.

The interview will discuss some interesting concepts and similarities between astronomy and the game of chess!

There would be a contest too.

John Nunn will present a chess puzzle to the audience. There’s a prize of a 290 free month plan on GRAS for a lucky winner, who will be chosen at random from the correct entries.

You can read more details here.

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