The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is almost here! Come celebrate!

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, stimulating worldwide interest not only in astronomy, but in science in general, with a particular slant towards young people.

The Opening Celebration is January 7-13 in Nova Scotia.
Visit for a list of upcoming local events, including:

– public lectures by leading astronomers from near and far
– public ‘sidewalk’ observing sessions with telescopes
– beginner talks at Halifax Public Library branches
– mall displays of telescopes and astronomical information
– astronomers in school classrooms
– stepped up tours of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory
– astronomy days at the Discovery Centre
– public Halifax Planetarium shows

Click Here for more information in PDF format.

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