has promoted the idea broadly across the world since 2007 and many in the astronomy and art community now refer to this type of photography as TWAN
More than 30 countries have hosted TWAN exhibits this year.
We have found that TWAN images not only capture the public's imagination, but also bring educational value," said Project Director Babak Tafreshi.
Each of the shopping centers hosting a TWAN exhibit will add localized educational elements such as contests, family workshops in astronomy, "Dancing Under the Stars" or "Movies Under the Stars," and the participation of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts working toward their astronomy merit badges.
TWAN photographers will travel to many of these venues to create a unique collection of images uniting Earth and sky.
TWAN will be participating in the International Year of Astronomy during 2009 as a special project.
Tafreshi and Mike Simmons promote understanding and friendship through astronomy outreach programs such as TWAN.
THE GIFT OF RAIN | TAN TWAN
ENG: When half-Chinese, half-British Philip Hutton is reunited with a sword, brought to him by a Japanese woman, which he has not seen for 50 years, he recalls his youth in 1930s Penang--and his conflicted loyalty to a Japanese spy.