Monday, July 7, 2008

IYA 2009

2009, the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first astronomical use of a telescope, has been designated the International Year of Astronomy. A link to the website is here. To quote the organizers, "all humans should realize the impact of astronomy and basic sciences on our daily lives, and understand better how scientific knowledge can contribute to a more equitable and peaceful society." I encourage everyone to get involved.

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