n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - International Year of Astronomy in 2009 : news notes

Volume 65, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... december 2006 173 news notes International Year of Astronomy in 2009 The International Astronomical Union has announced that it will be coordinating the International Year of Astronomy in 2009. This will be the 400th anniversary of the observations by Galileo in 1609, when he turned his telescope on the moon, discovering lunar mountains, on Jupiter, discovering its moons, and on parts of the Milky Way where he saw many more stars than were hitherto known. The IYA will serve as a platform for informing the public about the latest astronomical discoveries and will emphasize the role of astronomy in science ..

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