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  1. #1 IYA 2009 
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    This year is the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009). Here is a list of some of the upcoming events:
    http://www.astronomy2009.org/
    I can hardly wait!


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    This year has been announced by the UNO celebrating 400 years of scientific research in astronomy that started with the first astronomical telescopic observations by Thomas Harriot and Galileo Galilei as well as Johannes Kepler's theoretical work on stellar mechanics in 1609. I thought, it is such an important event that I transformed this thread into a "sticky" one.


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    looks like an awesome year will be shaping up
    It's not how many questions you ask, but the answers you get - Booms

    This is the Acadamy of Science! we don't need to 'prove' anything!
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    The international opening ceremony held in Paris on 15th January 2009 can be watched on the web following this link:
    http://ama09.obspm.fr/ama09/open.php

    The German opening ceremony held in Berlin on 20th January 2009 is presented here:
    http://www.astronomy2009.de/news/der...land-eroeffnet
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    There is a big event coming up in April, in which everyone can participate. The project "100 hours of astronomy" is aimed at lots of programmes that cover continuous activities related to astronomy that can be covered along 100 hours. Many of them even involve international and trans-continental collaborations. For more information, please follow:

    http://www.100hoursofastronomy.org/

    For example, one project will consist of taking lots of images of the Moon together with background stars on the same image. This will not produce nice images of the Moon, but fill a database of many images taken all over the world. The investigation of these images will result in determining the distance of the Moon by analysing the parallax shifts of the Moon relative to the stars.
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    The past few years and the next few years have/are going to provide great more information about our universe. With the LCH and the hubble scope upgrades, the future looks promising for astronomers and other scientists
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  8. #7 IYA2009 stuff 
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    http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/p.../pr-32-09.html
    This is sort of cool. Ever wonder where the Eagle Nebula is in our galaxy? Check it out.
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