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2009 - International Year of Astronomy

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2009 is the International Year of Astronomy

From Wikipedia:

The International Year of Astronomy is a year long celebration of astronomy, taking place in 2009 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler’s Astronomia nova in the 17th century. The Year was declared by the 62nd General Assembly of the UN. A global scheme, laid out by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), has also been endorsed by UNESCO – the UN body responsible for Educational, Scientific and Cultural matters.

Both the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO are coordinating the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. This initiative is an opportunity for the citizens of Earth to gain a deeper insight into astronomy’s role in enriching all human cultures. Moreover, it will serve as a platform for informing the public about the latest astronomical discoveries while emphasizing the essential role of astronomy in science education.

Also take a look on Bad Astronomer’s blog post on the topic.

4 comments

  1. Hi!, stumbled upon WikiSky and got fascinated! After a while wandering around I feel very grateful and frankly amazed to have at our fingertips such a large amount of images. I make an effort to get into my own shoes but 35 years ago, when in awe reading astronomy books and sci fi and trying to imagine how I would feel having such a too in my hands. Probably I wouldn’t even imagine that possibility so a warm thank you!

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