[Offtopic] New NASA International Year of Astronomy 2009 Web Site
rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 09:38:03 EST 2008
*New NASA International Year of Astronomy 2009 Web Site*
Join NASA in 2009 as it celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first
observations of the universe through a telescope. In honor of this historic
event, the International Astronomical Union and the United Nations have
proclaimed 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy.
The purpose of IYA is to spread awareness of astronomy's contributions to
society and culture, stimulate young people's interest in science, portray
astronomy as a global peaceful endeavor and to nourish a scientific outlook
NASA invites you to join in the celebration of IYA 2009, as a part of the
overall U.S. IYA effort. To commemorate this event, NASA has launched a new
Web site that will serve as a portal to NASA resources, events, and
opportunities for involvement. A program of regional and national IYA
activities for students, teachers and the public are currently being
To learn more about this IYA and to find news and information about events
that are being planned, visit http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov/.
Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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