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  1. #1 2009 - International Year of Astronomy 
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    As probably most of you already know, 2009 will be the international year of astronomy. The opening ceremony will take place in Paris, January the 15th and 16th. I searched for extended info on the official website www.astronomy2009.org but I still have one question that I hope anyone here can answer: do we have to pay to attend the opening ceremony at the UNESCO HQ?
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    Actually I do not know that 2009 is the year of Astronomy. It is great to hear about this. So any one suggest how to attend the opening ceremony at the UNESCO HQ?

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    2009 has to be better than 2008, and maybe astronomy will help to make it better.
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    How is 2009 going to be different from any other year in astronomy? Are they going to take it to the people, notably half of the Americans who think light was speeded up because the universe is only 6,000 years old?
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    Paris is too far from China, ,I couldnot go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberia
    How is 2009 going to be different from any other year in astronomy? Are they going to take it to the people, notably half of the Americans who think light was speeded up because the universe is only 6,000 years old?
    This is an internationally dedicated year. 2009 was chosen to be the year of astronomy in order to celebrate the first astronomical observations done by Galileo Galilei in 1609 (Well, actually he made his Jupiter observations in 1610, but he used his first telescope in 1609 for the first time.). I have no clue about admission fees for the kick-off celebrations, but I suppose it will only involve invited guests. At least this is how it is foreseen in Germany.

    There will be lots of special activities for the general public to increase interest in this topic and natural science as a whole.
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    Cool well 2009 can't be any worse than 2008

    I would imagine you don't have to pay if your from the BBC or are somebody of note, if your not nationally recognised expect large payments

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    Quote Originally Posted by VMStudent
    As probably most of you already know, 2009 will be the international year of astronomy. The opening ceremony will take place in Paris, January the 15th and 16th. I searched for extended info on the official website www.astronomy2009.org but I still have one question that I hope anyone here can answer: do we have to pay to attend the opening ceremony at the UNESCO HQ?
    Thanks in advance!
    http://ama09.obspm.fr/ama09/open.php

    The international opening ceremony is only open to invited guests, as I just found out. However, there should be regional opening ceremonies that might not be as restrictive.
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