Chance for science to shine
Stardome Observatory is celebrating the announcement of 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy.
Next year marks four centuries since Galileo’s first astronomical observations in 1609.
“We’re really excited about the opportunity to get astronomy in front of more people and showcase it as the incredible and engaging science it is,” says chief executive Craig Garner.
The year will celebrate astronomy and its contribution to society and culture.
Aims include raising scientific awareness, promoting access to observatories, and improving scientific education.