Longtime S&T reader, amateur astronomer, and science journalist Mariano Ribas writes from Buenos Aires, Argentina:
The first Galilean Night (Thursday, Oct. 22) was a total success at the planetarium in Buenos Aires. Five hundred people gathered here to look at the Moon and Jupiter with our two biggest scopes (11- and 12-inch SCTs, and to learn something about Galileo´s life and contributions to the modern astronomy. Half of them had never seen the sky with a big telescope, including more than 100 children, who observed the Moon and Jupiter shouting "Wow," "Wonderful," "Incredible"!
On Friday it was cloudy. But our second Galilean Night, on Saturday, was even better, with 700 visitors.
For us these Galilean Nights are very, very special, because our planetarium´s name is... Galileo Galilei!