Monday 29 December 2008

2009 - International Year of Astronomy

2009 - International Year of Astronomy

http://www.astronomy2009.org/
http://ama09.obspm.fr/ama09/open.php?body=oprog.html


The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery.
Vision
Everyone should realise the impact of astronomy and other fundamental sciences on our daily lives, and understand how scientific knowledge can contribute to a more equitable and peaceful society. IYA2009 activities will take place locally, nationally, regionally and internationally. National Nodes have been formed in each country to prepare activities for 2009. These nodes will establish collaborations between professional and amateur astronomers, science centres and science communicators to prepare activities for 2009. Already now, 135 countries are involved and well over 140 are expected to participate eventually.
To help coordinate this huge global programme and to provide an important resource for the participating countries, the IAU has established a central Secretariat and an IYA2009 website (www.astronomy2009.org) as the principal IYA2009 resource for public, professionals and media alike.

IYA 2009 International Year of Astronomy


http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=JWtuQ7gOj8o




A 3D Tour of the Universe
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=fuKcTN-VwCw


A Tour of the Universe

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=ux5iEix2y4E



Tour Through Reality


http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=X8Aurpr68uE



Welome to the Universe (Trailer)


http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=M5McvNTdEAE




Welcome to Hubble's Universe


http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=PhoJCJZNi8Q




What is the Universe?


http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=gIr9TQnV25A


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