Are you disappointed about not being one of the select few chosen to attend the SDO Tweetups and will miss all the fun and excitement? Have no fear, Astronomy.FM is here!

Astronomy.FM wishes to invite all Space Tweeps to attend its Virtual SDO Launch Tweetup! The goal is to offer a venue for anyone who wants to participate, but is unable to get to one of the many Regional SDO Launch Tweetup locations. NASA has indicated that, to their knowledge, Astronomy.FM is the “first” to hold a virtual Tweetup; and they have forwarded material to enable an exceptional online experience. Although virtual, our Tweetup will be much like traditional ones and will include:

Booths with information on various topics (the Sun, SDO mission details, and more)
• Meet-and-Greet chat room
• Live reports on AFM*Radio from people attending the Goddard and Kennedy Tweetups
• Live streaming video of the launch
• Twitter image and text streams to keep up with the Tweetup action
• “Do You Know SDO” Twitter quizzes for NASA prizes!
• 24 hours of solar-themed radio programs

Feel free to forward this information to anyone who you think may have interest in attending. The Virtual Tweetup is scheduled for February 9, 2010, but is subject to change if the launch is rescheduled. Please visit the Astronomy.FM website for the latest information.