SpS2-The International Year of Astronomy 2009

Russo, Pedro and Cesarsky, Catherine and Christensen, Lars Lindberg (2010) SpS2-The International Year of Astronomy 2009. In: Highlights of Astronomy, Volume 15, XXVIIth IAU General Assembly, August 2009. International Astronomical Union, pp. 559-607.

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Abstract

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) launched 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) under the theme, The Universe, Yours to Discover. IYA2009 marked the 400th anniversary of the first astronomical observation through a telescope by Galileo Galilei. It has been, and still is, a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, with a strong emphasis on education, public engagement and the involvement of young people, with events at national, regional and global levels throughout the whole of 2009. UNESCO endorsed IYA2009 and the United Nations proclaimed the year 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy on 20 December 2007. These proceedings aim to give a brief account of IYA2009, from its inception to the present and how its legacy will influence the future of astronomy communication on a planet-wide scale.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1639

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