2009: International Year of Astronomy

Posted by Lydia on December 27th, 2007

IYA 2009


Although 2008 is just upon us it’s never too early to start planning for the following year. 2009 has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Year of Astronomy in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s contribution of the telescope to the astronomy world “triggering a scientific revolution”. Already, over 100 countries have teamed up to make next year one to remember in promoting astronomy to the world. We can all get involved with making 2009’s International Year of Astronomy a success. There are seven general themes associated with the IYA 2009 astronomy programmes and events including telescope viewing, classroom activities and social networking.The IYA U.S.A website is sponsored by the AAS (American Astronomical Society).

Let’s all get involved in IYA 2009!

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SathiyaseelanK said,

Nice to hear the Word International Year of Astronomy. I would like to Participate in the Forum. Also interested in any events in INDIA.

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