International Year of Astronomy

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The International Year of Astronomy was a year-long celebration of astronomy, that took 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.

IYA2009 Cornerstone Projects[edit]

  • 100 Hours Of Astronomy
  • The Galileoscope
  • Cosmic Diary
  • The Portal to the Universe
  • She is an Astronomer
  • Dark Skies Awareness
  • Astronomy and World Heritage
  • Galileo Teacher Training Program
  • Universe Awareness
  • From Earth to the Universe
  • Developing Astronomy Globally

Wikiversity projects[edit]

  • GLOBE at Night (March 16 - 28, 2009) [4] [5]
  • Earth Hour - A Global Event on Climate Change (March 28, 2009) [6] [7] w:Earth Hour
  • The Great World Wide Star Count (October 9 - 23, 2009) [8] [9]
  • ...

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