Tuesday, November 10, 2009

IYA International Year of Astronomy 2009

link: astronomy.org/2009

The IYA, which is sponsored by International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO, was established to help humans appreciate the skys and what they have done for us. The year 2009 marks the first time a telescope was ever used to observe the sky. Galilean nights is named after the first person to use the telescope, Galileo. Galilean Nights is a world wide event where everyone can participate in big star parties and gaze at the sky. There are 148 countries that are apart of the IYA.
This project is very much worth while because anything that spends time trying spread knowledge should be pushed into society. Astronomy is an under rated area that needs to be kept alive because there are so many things to learn about yourself and the things around just by looking in the sky.

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