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  • 1. The International Year of Astronomy - Home http://www.astronomy2009.org/ The International Year of Astronomy 2009 Main Menu The vision of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) is to help Home the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through Welcome the day- and night time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of About IYA wonder and discovery. All humans should realize the impact of astronomy and basic sciences on our daily lives, and understand better News how scientific knowledge can contribute to a more equitable and Press Releases peaceful society. Organisational Structure Org. Associates The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, IYA Meetings highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical Cornerstone Projects telescope by Galileo Galilei. The aim of the Year is to stimulate IYA Activities worldwide interest, especially among young people, in astronomy and National IYA Webpages science under the central theme “The Universe, Yours to Discover”. IYA2009 events and activities will promote a greater appreciation of the National Nodes inspirational aspects of astronomy that embody an invaluable shared Resources resource for all nations. Mailing List The IYA2009 activities will take place locally, regionally and nationally. Discussion Forum National Nodes in each country have been formed to prepare activities Job Opportunities for 2009. These Nodes establish collaborations between professional Links and amateur astronomers, science centres and science communicators Make it Happen in preparing activities for 2009. More than 90 countries are already involved, with well over 140 expected. To help coordinate this huge Donations global programme, and to provide an important resource for the Calendar 2008/2009 participating countries, the IAU has established a central Secretariat Contact Us and this website as the principal IYA resource for public, professionals, Search and media alike. Login for SPoCs CAP2007 Meeting Brochures and Projects Username The “Communicating Astronomy with the Public Read the letter written by the IYA2009 Password 2007” conference took place in Athens, Greece, Coordinator. from 8 to 11 October 2007. Visit the conference c d e f g Remember me site Login Lost Password? Organisational An and initiative Associates: 1 di 1 31/10/2007 17.31